‘Captain America’ Blows Up Box Office With Boffo $203 Mil Globally, Scores Record $96 Mil Stateside Bow

Originally posted on Variety:

The Marvel machine continues to be a wonder at the box office, with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” amassing a whammo $203.3 million worldwide this weekend, of which an estimated $96.2 million came from Stateside plexes, making it the largest domestic debut ever in April.

To date, “Winter Soldier” has raked in an overwhelming $300 million-plus global tally, with several overseas territories bowing the pic last weekend. The film now is playing in approximately 92% of the international market place.

The huge opening for “Winter Soldier,” which included a benchmark $9.6 million domestically from Imax and $6.5 million from other premium-large format screens, is nearly 50% larger than the original’s opening in 2011. The Herculean improvement is attributed mostly to the inundation of the Marvel brand over the last few years.

“Records aside, this is a testament to the momentum created within the Marvel universe for each of these characters…

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