Before Captain America: Civil War hit theaters domestically this weekend, the Marvel Phase Three adventure had already gotten off to a strong start at the international box office, taking in $200.4 million in its first weekend overseas. The movie opened in North America with a strong $181.7 million, and after another strong international weekend with $220 million, the movie is sitting at $678.4 million worldwide, as it's expected to cross $700 million very soon, perhaps as early as tomorrow. The movie's international cumulative total to date is at $496.6 million, including an impressiv opening in China this weekend.
Last weekend, Captain America: Civil War opened in 37 international territories, although it debuted in several key markets such as China this weekend, where it earned a whopping $95.8M, the second highest opening for a Hollywood movie in the country, behind Transformers: Age of Extinction. According to Deadline, its debut in China is also equal to the entire Chinese box office run of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Captain America: Civil War also set a new IMAX record, earning $31.3M, the best day-and-date debut ever for a Marvel movie. Its global IMAX haul is currently at $45 million, $10 million of which came from China.
Captain America: Civil War has been putting up big numbers all around the world, including Korea ($53.9M), the UK ($40.4M), Mexico ($34.3M), Brazil ($25.2M), Australia ($17.9M), Japan ($17M), France ($16.6M), Germany ($14.1M) and Taiwan ($13M). The movie already has the sixth-highest global total in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.4 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($773.3 million), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and The Avengers ($1.5 billion). We'll have to wait and see if it can surpass all of these movies to be the studio's biggest movie of all time.
Steve Rogers leads a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. The action is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Following another incident involving the Avengers that results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new characters T'challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland). Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones and William Hurt, reprising his role from The Incredible Hulk as Thaddeus Ross.
Captain America: Civil War will kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, which will be followed by Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016). Next up will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017), followed by Spider-Man (July 7, 2017), Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017), Black Panther (February 16, 2018), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 4, 2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018), Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019) and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019). The studio recently pushed Inhumans out of its July 12, 2019 release date, which was originally slated to be the last Phase Three movie, but the project doesn't have a new release date at this time.