Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stays in the Top Spot, Spidey Swings in Internationally
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has done a three-peat staying on the top spot of the box office in North America. The film dropped 35.5%, earning $26.6 million. That brings the domestic total of the film to $201.5 million. That makes it the second highest domestic total so far in 2014, but the film is the top grossing film of 2014 internationally. It has earned a total of $586.6 million so far.
That makes the sequel much more successful than the previous film. The original film earned $176.6 million in it’s domestic run. The sequel has many weeks to go, so will continue to expand the gap from the first film.
Overseas, the story was a bit different. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has debuted outside of North America (it debuts here on May 2nd). The film topped 14 overseas markets and opened to $47 million. That breaks down to $15 million in the U.K., $, $11.1 million in Mexico, $6.2 million in Germany, $5.2 million in Australia, and $3.9 million in Spain.