Captain America The First Avenger
Paramount / Marvel Studios 2011
Captain America the First Avenger
Captain America The First Avenger released July 22, 2011
Directed by Joe Johnston
Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Cast: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Derek Luke, Samuel L. Jackson
Total worldwide gross $370,569,774
Domestic earnings: $176,654,505
Foreign earnings: $193,915,269
Opening Weekend gross: $65,058,524
Close Date: November 10, 2011 [released July 22, 2011 ]
Theatre release ran 112 days
$368,608,363 worldwide gross as of 2013
Captain America makes $174 Million domestic earnings
Sept 2011: Gross earnings as of Sep. 18, 2011: $174,301,520 (USA) and $184,600,000 (Foreign) for a $358,901,520 haul, placing it number 18 in "comic book movies" overall.
This beats out the numbers for X-Men First Class ($352,598,595 worldwide, opened June 3, 2011) but falls almost $100 million short of the numbers Thor pulled in ($448,512,824 worldwide gross, opened May 6, 2011).
July 22, 2011: The Captain America Movie is doing well: pretty good press and good numbers has Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood saying about the opening weekend:
"...my sources say it's looking more like $66 million -- which would better Thor's $65.7M. "This could be the biggest superhero movie of the summer," a Paramount exec tells me tonight about Friday's $26M North American grosses."
Ebert gives blessing to new Captain America movie
July 21, 2011: Well, this has got to be good news for the latest Marvel Studios effort:
"It was a pleasure to realize, once "Captain America: The First Avenger" got under way, that hey, here is a real movie, not a noisy assembly of incomprehensible special effects. Of course it's loaded with CGI. It goes without saying it's preposterous. But it has the texture and takes the care to be a full-blown film. You know, like with a hero we care about and who has some dimension. And with weight to the story. As we plunge ahead into a limitless future of comic-book movies, let this be an inspiration rather than "Thor" or "Green Lantern."
Getting a 'thumbs up' from Ebert, who is probably the leading American film critic, will help the Captain America movie in a climate of declining box office for "spandex and tights" movies.
Related: Scarlett Johansson Black Widow
July 2011: Brief story at fandango about the future for the Black Widow character in the Marvel movieland:
"...it is an indication of where Marvel plans to go once they're done with their current crop of superhero cross-promotion. While speaking at a press conference for the new Iron Man 2 DVD, Marvel chief Kevin Feige admitted that they're currently working on a spin-off film for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character. He noted, "We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea, but The Avengers comes first." Feige later added that they haven't done much else except begin to put concepts together."
[Below: Captain America promo poster of Hayley Atwell as Major Peggy Carter.]
Original Captain America
[Below: Captain America Number one, March 1941. By Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Note that this comic appeared months prior to Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into war with the Japanese/German/Italian Axis powers.]
Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films
List Updated July 17, 2017
*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
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $859,305,145 Million
- Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
15. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $764,886,078 Million
33. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 Sony) $469,370,314 Million
Original Page July 23, 2011 | Updated May 2015