There were some concerns on Friday night that Marvel Studios' highly-acclaimed sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier might lose the weekend box office to another sequel, 20th Century Fox's animated Rio 2,
which was ahead by a mere $100 thousand on Friday according to
estimates. Sunday estimates showed that "Cap" had pulled ahead on
Saturday with enough money to win the weekend with an additional $41.4
million compared to Rio 2's $39 million.
So far, "The Winter Soldier" has grossed $159 million in North America, which is less than $20 million away from what the original movie grossed domestically.
As of Friday, Marvel's latest superhero flick has also opened in all
international markets except for Japan, adding another $60.6 million
overseas over the weekend to bring its international total to $318
million and global total to $476.7 million. (The original Captain America movie topped out at $371 million globally.)
As far as IMAX theaters, "The Winter
Soldier" brought in an additional $7.3 million worldwide with $3.6
million of that coming from North American IMAX theaters. The sequel has
grossed $31 million of its worldwide gross from IMAX screenings.
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