‘Captain America’ holds on to top spot at weekend box office

Global News

NEW YORK – Captain America continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as The Winter Soldier took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

The strong second-week performance for the release in North America was enough to narrowly edge Rio 2 in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale Rio 2 debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.

READ MORE: What the critics are saying about recent films

But Captain America has grown considerably in stature since its 2011 original, The First Avenger. With a global cumulative total of nearly $477 million, The Winter Soldier has (in two weeks domestically, three weeks internationally) easily surpassed the $370 million total of The First Avenger.

Two other new releases opened in a distant third and fourth place.

The low-budget supernatural horror…

View original post 141 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s