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“Captain America: Civil War” Scores Fifth-Best Domestic Debut Ever


Zade Rosenthal; Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) — Captain America: Civil War won the weekend box office battle in a rout.

Marvel’s latest film earned an estimated 181.8 million dollars, ranking as the fifth-best domestic debut of all time. It trails only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Marvel’s two Avengers films.

In Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans’ titular character clashes with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man over a controversial government policy intended to regulate the superheroes. It features a number of other heroes, including Scarlett Johansson, as Black Widow; Jeremy Renner, as Hawkeye; Anthony Mackie, as Falcon; Elizabeth Olsen, as Scarlet Witch; Paul Rudd, as Ant-Man; and Tom Holland, as Spider-Man.

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The Jungle Book, another Disney movie that had finished in first place the previous three weekends, slipped to second place, with 21.9 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. Captain America: Civil War, $181.8 million.
2. The Jungle Book, $21.9 million.
3. Mother’s Day, $9 million.
4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War, $3.6 million.
5. Keanu, $3.1 million.
6. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $2.7 million.
7. Zootopia, $2.7 million.
8. The Boss, $1.7 million.
9. Ratchet and Clank, $1.5 million.
10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, $1 million.

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