Captain America The First Avenger

Paramount / Marvel Studios 2011


Captain America the First Avenger

Captain America the First Avenger

[for Captain America Comics go here]

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).


Captain America First Avenger Movie Bluray

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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.

Captain America

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.]
Hayley Atwell Captain America

Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter

Captain America Winter Soldier 2014


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.]

Captain America


Captain America

Captain America The FIrst Avenger 2011 [film]

Captain America The WInter Soldier 2014 [film]

Captain America Civil War 2016 [film]

Captain America Comic Books

New Ultimates #5, March 2011, Frank Cho Captain America page

Captain America #637, Nov 2012, Francavilla page


Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films

List Updated Dec 26, 2016

*Currently in release in movie theatres

  1. The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
  3. Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
  4. Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
  5. Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
  6. The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
  7. Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
  9. Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
  10. Spiderman 2 (2004 Sony) $783.8 Million
  11. Deadpool (Fox and Marvel) - $778,682,681
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Marvel) $772.152 Million ($332 million domestic)
  13. Amazing Spider-Man (2012 Sony) $752,216,557 ($262,030,663 Domestic)
  14. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014 Fox) $746,045,700 Million
  15. Suicide Squad (Warners 2016) $744,285,963
  16. Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier (Marvel-Sony-Perception) $714,083,572 Million
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony 2014) $708,294,944
  18. Man of Steel (2013 Warners) $668,045,518 ($291,045,518 domestic)
  19. Dr Strange (2016 Marvel Entertainment) $656,065,966 Million
  20. 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

The Marvel Comics Movie List - 44 released, 10 coming

See a general list of Upcoming Superhero Movies


Original Page July 23, 2011 | Updated May 2015

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