‘Captain America’ rakes in massive US$14.9m on first day overseas

LOS ANGELES, April 29 — Captain America: Civil War is a bone fide hit at the overseas box office, opening to the tune of US$14.9 million (RM58 million) on Wednesday in 15 foreign markets.

The Hollywood Reporter said that the Disney and Marvel Studios flick, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, is on track to amass US$200 million or more by Sunday.

The movie will debut in roughly 63 per cent of the foreign marketplace this weekend, and launches in North America on May 6.

In terms of comparison, Iron Man 3 debuted to US$160 million overseas, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in US$78 million, THR added.

Civil War currently boasts a 98 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the best-reviewed Marvel film to date.

The film sees the Avengers fractured into opposing factions when the government wants to intervene and control the superheroes. One faction is led by Captain America and the other by Iron Man. – MMO