Captain America: Civil War has been on fire at the box office. The third film of the patriotic superhero will surpass $1 Billion in ticket sales today. It’s only the 24th day of Captain America‘s release in foreign markets, and just the 15th day of its domestic release. That’s pretty impressive.
Earlier this week, the latest film from Marvel/Disney became the highest grossing film of 2016, flying by the former box office leader this year Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Disney is having, and will continue to have, a monster year. Already with released hits such as Zootopia (#2 film of the year), The Jungle Book (#4 behind BvS), and the aforementioned Captain America film, Disney also has some sure-to-be hot movies coming out later this year: Alice Through the Looking Glass, Finding Dory, The BFG, and another Marvel Comics film Doctor Strange.
This weekend, with new films debuting like Angry Birds and Neighbors 2, it likely will dip into some of the superhero’s box office take, but next week is when the competition really rolls out, when Disney’s own Alice Through the Looking Glass and Marvel Comics/Fox Studios film X-Men: Apocalypse arrive in theaters.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now. Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Avengers: Infinity War Part 2– May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.