[Movies] Captain America: The Winter Soldier Earns $75.2 Million In International Sales
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.31.2014
It opened overseas on Wednesday...
The Wrap reports that Disney and Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier has earned $75.2 million in international box office after it opened on March 26 overseas. The film has opened at #1 on all but two of 32 markets. It will open in the US on Friday and is already tracking to get over $80 million, the biggest domestic debut of the year.
The biggest overseas markets were Korea ($10.9 million) and the UK ($10.7 million). Captain America: The First Avenger previously made $14.7 million in the UK in its entire run. Other strong markets for the sequel include Mexico ($8.7 million), France ($6.4 million), Italy ($3.9 million) and Germany ($3.8 million).
This is the third Marvel film to open after The Avengers. Captain America was a hit in 2011 when released by Paramount. It was produced for $140 million and debuted with $65 million in North America before earning $176 million domestically and $194 internationally. That was before The Avengers ended up earning $1.5 billion. After that, Marvel films starting earning a lot more. Iron Man 3 earned $1.21 billion, almost double that of Iron Man 2 ($623 million). Thor earned $644 million worldwide (the first film earned $449 million).
The sequel, which cost $170 million to make, stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Thor: the Dark World) wrote the script from a story by Ed Brubaker. Anthony and Joe Russo directed the sequel after Joe Johnston directed the first film. The film follows Steve Rogers trying to embrace his role in the modern world while fighting the titular soviet agent, the Winter Soldier.