As more and more people are able to finally see “Captain America: Civil War,” Disney and Marvel Studios have started to rake in the box office with an impressive $200 million international debut within its first few days of release.
The movie that revolves around the eventual breakup of the Avengers has unified a lot of moviegoers over the previous week as it has nabbed an estimated $200.2 million at about 63 percent of the overall global box office. The sales have put the movie only 5 percent behind Marvel’s juggernaut last year, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Things are expected to only get better for the movie as its much-awaited release in the North American market also poses a huge potential for box office dominance. Some analysts predict that the opening weekend will also bring in around $200 million to the overall gross of the film.
“Civil War” has been praised for its impressive action scenes with a perfectly interwoven story. Marvel has brought back “Captain America: The Winter Solider” directors, Joe and Anthony Russo into the fold to pull the ropes for the flick. And while they may already be familiar with the character given that they have been working on it since 2014, the Russos admitted that “Civil War” still presented some difficulties in crafting a solid story.
“Cap is a very difficult character because his moral code is so strong, which is something we admire, but it can veer into making him too simplistic of a character, who’s too fixed to have ambiguity,” Joe told Smithsonian Magazine.
The movie, which is the closing piece in Captain America’s (Chris Evans) trilogy will be the first time that the character will deviate from his soldier roots and go rogue. He goes head-to-head with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) about the Sokovia Accords which warrants a general oversight from the government.
“We wanted to strike a balance with Cap, to honor his moral fortitude and strength, while at the same time fighting to make him more vulnerable,” the filmmaker added.
Anthony, on the other hand, explained the process of developing Captain America after going through some difficult phases since waking up and realizing that he is already in the 21<sup>st century.
“Part of what we loved about exploring Captain America is moving beyond his very specific identity with the country and thinking what does the idea of America represent to the world,” he said.
“Captain America: Civil War” will make its North America debut on May 6.