‘Captain America: Civil War’ passes US$200m mark at overseas box office

LOS ANGELES, May 2 — Marvel’s new superhero movie Captain America: Civil War has raked in US$200.2 million from 37 offshore regions — and this is before its US release on Friday, according to Deadline.

This means it is “just behind” the international release box office numbers of Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, the entertainment website added.

In Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines, Civil War set all-time opening-weekend records, while the top international markets for Civil War were Korea (US$28.9 million), Mexico (US$20.6 million), the UK (US$20.5 million), Brazil (US$12.3 million) and Australia (US$10.9 million), Deadline said.

The tentpole stars Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ title character, and introduces Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.

The Winter Soldier directorial team of Joe and Anthony Russo returns to helm. – MMO