Captain America III Civil War
Sequel to the $714 million grossing Captain America the Winter Soldier
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo [this team also directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are scheduled to also direct the 2018 Avengers: Infinity War- Part I and 2019 Avengers: Infinity War - Part I
Story synopsis: Iron Man and Captain America go head to head after governmental intrusion into regulating superhero activity leads to two opposing camps. Captain America and those following him see this governmental intrusion as jeopardizing the mission of the heroes to defend humanity, and Iron Man and his followers who see accountability as necessary.
Disney v. Warner: How Captain America Beat Batman and Superman
May 27, 2016: New York Times examines what happened between the Batman V Superman V Captain America blowup this spring, and comes up with a lot of the usual ('one film must be better than the other'), but does provide interesting background information on how the films are made and how different the behind-the-scenes efforts were:
"...“Batman v Superman” would seem to have the edge where it really matters to the studios, which is at the box office. It opened first (on March 25). It had the two most valuable intellectual properties in the comic book universe, appearing together in starring roles. And it had enough A-list Hollywood talent to fill a multiplex.
Yet the results are in, and it’s not even close. The theatrical run of “Batman v Superman” is all but over, with a worldwide box office gross of $871 million. “Captain America” has surged past $1 billion in just three weeks.
Warner insists its film will earn a profit. But given that the studio gets only about half the box-office gross, any profit margin will be slim after deducting the film’s enormous production and marketing costs. And that has to be a disappointment considering what the studio must have expected.
...Wonder Woman seems awkwardly gerrymandered into the plot. Batman delivers a ponderous final speech that could (and probably will) run as a trailer for the forthcoming “Justice League: Part One.”
Marvel, too, teases future films (“Spider-Man” and “Black Panther” in “Civil War”) but seems more adept at it. "
Spider-Man V Batman V Superman
Batman vs Superman and the Shadow of Marvel
Cash Cow: Captain America at $691 million worldwide
May 11, 2016Captain America Civil War Box Office as of May 10, 2016
Domestic American Market $179,139,142
Foreign Market $512,800,000
Worldwide total: $691,939,142
[Source: Box Office Mojo]
Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films
List Updated Dec 26, 2016
*Currently in release in movie theatres
- The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
- Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
- Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
- Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
- Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
- The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
- Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
- Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
- Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
- Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
- Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
- Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
- X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
- Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
- Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
- Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
- Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
- Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $656,065,966 Million
- Thor The Dark World (2013 Buena Vista) $639,317,634 Million ($205,517,634 Domestic)
See a complete list: The Top Earning Super Hero Movies
Captain America Civil War opening weekend take
May 9, 2016: Disagreement across the internet movie sites about what the final take for Captain America Civil War's opening weekend is in the domestic market. Disney was projecting a $181 million opening, but it looks like Sunday Mother's Day activity sucked out some of the expected audience and the film has instead turned a $178 million, or $179 million (I've seen it both ways. Also seen it announced flat-out that Disney hit their $181.1 million target). Either way, the film is now the number one money-maker (judged by opening weekend) this year. Published projections seem to put the expected final (domestic) take at $450 million. If that comes true, then expect a probable $1.2 or so billion dollar worldwide haul. (The previous two Captain America movies combined only produced $1 billion, so if Marvel/Disney get $1.2 billion worldwide with this third installment to the franchise, that is quite an expansion of audience. It probably helps that this film is an Avengers movie in everything but actual title.)
Captain America Civil War $181.1 million weekend?
May 8, 2016: If the numbers add up on Monday to the projected weekend take being announced by Disney/Marvel, then Captain America Civil War has placed itself #1 for the year for opening weekends, and is #5 overall in film history (unadjusted for inflation, counting domestic American market). The $181 million gross will beat out the previous year leader Batman V Superman, which had a $166 million domestic market opening.
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Captain America Civil War starts in USA
Saturday Update: Predictions on the opening night total (from Deadline Hollywood, thenumbers, Hollywood Reporter, etc) put Captain America Civil War in the neighborhood of a $175 -180 million dollar opening weekend, which is a bit behind what Avengers Age of Ultron pulled in with it's opening weekend $191.3 million, but everyone is praising $175 million as very healthy and a good way to start the summer cinema season.
Hollywood Reporter says that on IMAX sales alone, the new Marvel Avengers film has already beaten out Iron Man 3's previous record of $3 million by racking up a $3.1 million total for the high-definition format.
Friday May 6: According to the released tallies in the USA "domestic" market, Thursday night shows have already piled up $25 million for Captain America Civil War.
With last weeks international opening already in action, the worldwide total has already hit $316 million for the third Captain America se qual. It's a good start, not record-breaking, but seems to herald a good, long run for the Anthony and Joe Russo directed film.
Earnings report - the superhero movies now in release:
Captain America Civil War: $316,200,000
Batman V Superman: $864,255,044
Captain America Civil War IMAX Posters
Captain America Civil War International Posters
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Divided we fall - Captain America Civil War
New Captain America: Civil War Promo Art Released
Article at Yahoo
"The image was uploaded to Facebook by Brazilian collectibles manufacturer Iron Studios. The image features Hawkeye, Vision, Falcon, The Winter Soldier, Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Black Panther, Captain America, and Ant-Man."
Spider-Man Spotted On The 'Civil War' Set
Jan 2016: Article item at Moviepilot:
"There are conflicting theories as to why we haven't seen much of Holland's Spider-Man so far, the most prolific of which are that his role is either too small to warrant a trailer appearance, or too big to spoil. Frankly, it could be either, but now that our new Spider-Man has been spotted on set we have a little more to go on.
..does this mean — and this is a stretch here — that we could see The Iron Spider come into play as Spider-Man's second suit?"
Don Cheadle says Rhodey "Pivotal" for Civil War
Jan 2016: Article at Mstarz:
"According to Den of Geek, the Academy Award-nominated actor is currently making his rounds at the Sundance Film Festival, but seeing as he's appearing in a major Marvel movie in just a few months, news outlets weren't about to leave him off the hook. Obviously, he was asked what we could expect from his War Machine in the next film of the MCU franchise."
“It’s much the same,” Millar told Cineworld. “They’ve added characters they have the rights to as some of their characters are scattered around different studios, but the main players and their chief lieutenants in this thing are all the same.”
"It’s unclear exactly what Rhode’s storyline is in the film, but there’s evidence to support the theory that the famous Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sidekick might not survive the “Civil War” brawl. Rumors of Rhodey’s death first began when the first official trailer for the film was released. Although it was dense, one of the most shocking visuals from the teaser saw Stark holding what appeared to be the lifeless body of Rhodes. The two were sporting their respective armor, but War Machine’s arc reactor chest piece had been ripped out."
Captain America Civil War is set for release May 6, 2016
Captain America Civil War
On set photos for the coming Captain America III film - justjared web site
Elizabeth Olsen - The Scarlet Witch
Scarlett Johansson - The Black Widow
Chris Evans - Captain America
Paul Bettany - The Vision
Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man
Emily VanCamp - Agent 13
Jeremy Renner - Hawkeye
Sebastian Stan - Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Paul Rudd - Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Frank Grillo - Brock Rumlow / Crossbones
Martin Freeman- character not defined yet
Chadwick Boseman - T'Challa / Black Panther
Daniel Brühl - Baron Zemo
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson / Falcon
William Hurt - General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross
Original Page May 2015 | Updated June 2016