The latest tracking data for Captain America: Civil War is in, and with just over a week to go until it opens in North America for Thursday previews, analysts now have Marvel’s first Phase 3 movie set for an opening of $190 million or more. That means it could fall slightly short of The Avengers ($207.4 million), but possibly open bigger than Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million).
Regardless of where it comes in, that’s a huge haul, and one which will give Captain America: Civil War one of Marvel’s most successful debuts to date. And, with Fandango reporting that advanced ticket sales are currently higher than all of the previous releases from the studio, big things are obviously on the horizon.
Captain America: Civil War opens this week overseas in a total of 61 locations (China and Russia will follow next month). As a result, some analysts believe that it should have an opening weekend of $200 – 230 million, with a couple people even boldly predicting a figure closer to $250 million. That obviously remains to be seen, but these are once again pretty huge numbers for the studio.
Deadline mentions that to beat Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice‘s record overseas opening, the film will have to top $256.2 million, and considering the fact that the DC Comics adaptation opened in China at the same time as the rest of the world, it will be quite the victory for Marvel Studios if Captain America: Civil War manages to open even bigger than Zack Snyder’s superhero showdown.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see how the movie does, but all signs point to another box office juggernaut for the studio.