Weekend Box Office: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Sets April Opening Record


Marvel Studios’ latest outing Captain America: The Winter Soldier has set a new opening weekend record for the month of April, which was previously held by 2011’s Fast Five with $86.2 million, with its estimated debut of $96.2 million.

The Disney sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson,  and Robert Redford has so far collected $207,100,000 internationally, which altogether accumulates to $$303 million worldwide in just ten days.

Paramount and New Regency’s biblical saga Noah, which stars Russell Crowe, sailed into second place in its second weekend, earning $17 million after debuting with $44 million, which is a much steeper drop than desired. Still, it pushed Lionsgate’s young adult science-fiction thriller Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller, to third with $13 million in its third week.

Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel continues to cross over reaching $33.2 million moving up to fifth place.

The other side of the coin is that Richard Shepard‘s Dom Hemingway, starring Jude Law and Richard E. Grant, didn’t fare as well, only making $32,000, as well as the long-delayed Halle Berry drama Frankie & Alice, grossing $350 thousand and Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac: Volume II, taking in just $75 thousand in 30 locations.

Next weekend will debut the sure-to-be-big Rio 2, the animated sequel to its predecessor, which took in $39.2 million in April of 2011.

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All U.S. movie box-office figures provided by Box Office Mojo.