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International Box Office: Civil War's Preemptive Strike Nets film $200.2 million

May 4th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War started its international run a week before its domestic run and it was a huge success earning $200.2 million in 37 markets. It broke the all-time opening weekend record in both Mexico ($20.4 million) and Brazil ($12.9 million) as well as the biggest opening weekend of 2016 in France ($9.9 million). However, its biggest market was South Korea, where it earned $20.75 million on 1,990 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $28.39 million. The U.K. could also claim that title with an three-day opening weekend of $21.1 million. The film opens in China this weekend, among other countries, so it should have no trouble remaining in first place on the international chart.

The Jungle Book was pushed into second place with $57.1 million in 57 markets for totals of $432.7 million internationally and $686.1 million worldwide. It is no longer the number one film in China, it's down to second with $21.70 million over the weekend for a total of $132.55 million after three weeks of release. The film is likely already over $700 million worldwide and it shouldn't take too long to get to $800 million after that.

Finding Mr Right 2 opened in first place in China with with $55.01 million in its native market and $55.21 million worldwide.

Zootopia was way back in fourth place with $8.3 million in 40 markets for totals of $607.9 million internationally and $931.7 million worldwide. Had the film made $600 million worldwide, it would have still been seen as a massive hit.

Phantom of the Theater rounded out the top five with $8.04 million over the weekend and $8.10 million including previews.

Amazingly, every film in the top five was either a Disney film or a Chinese film. Rarely does one studio dominate the box office chart like this.

Filed under: International Box Office, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, Finding Mr Right 2