Studio estimates showed “Winter Soldier” leading on Friday with $13.2 million — enough to edge “Rio 2″ in the $11 million to $12.5 million range.
The early numbers represent positive news for both titles with many moviegoers starting on Easter week holidays.
“Winter Soldier,” which grossed $117.6 million domestically in its first week, is holding impressively with a projected weekend-to-weekend decline of 53% — a much better hold than 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which slid 61% in its second frame to $25 million.
As for “Rio 2,” the weekend looks likely to easily exceed the U.S. opening of its predecessor, which launched $39.3 million in 2011 on its way to a $143 million domestic cume. “Rio 2″ has already grossed $60 million in a dozen overseas markets and »
- Dave McNary
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a great new shot of the fan favourite Dinobot Grimlock, who is set to make his live-action debut this summer in Paramount Pictures’ sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction…
Meanwhile, speaking to EW, director Michael Bay has spoken about the upcoming movie, stating that, “It’s kind of like a new Transformers. It’s the first of a new trilogy. I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing [the others], but that’s what it’s meant for.”
“It’s all good. [Labeouf] is a good guy, but three movies, the same guy, it’s time, you know what I’m saying. It’s always good to freshen it up and change the story… It »
- Gary Collinson
It's rare that Peter Travers reaches back in time to highlight a film on At the Movies, but he's got a good reason for this unprecedented move. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened last week, is already the biggest movie to ever hit theaters in April and it'll likely take the top spot at the box office for the second straight weekend.
"...Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" flung his shield back into theaters this weekend, and audiences stood at attention as 'Cap' earned the top spot in the domestic box office with $95 million, setting the record for the biggest opening weekend in April ever and making the film the number one movie in the world!
"On behalf of the entire cast and crew of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' I'd like to thank our incredible fans for not only making us the number one movie in the world this weekend, but helping us yet again break box office records," said producer Kevin Feige.
"Cap also continued to take the world by storm, earning $209.1 million internationally to date for a worldwide total of $304.1 million so far! In only 10 days of release, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has already surpassed the total international box office of 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger. »
- Michael Stevens
Film Sketchr chatted with conceptual illustrator James Carson, who has previously worked on Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. This time the focus was on his latest project, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. James was tasked with the responsibility of helping to design key sets seen in the film like, the Triskelion (primary headquarters for S.H.I.E.L.D.), Steve Rogers apartment and Nick Fury's operating room. For the full interview click here. Film Sketchr: The Triskelion has been a feature of the Ultimates comic books since 2002. Was there anything that you took from the source? James Carson: We used the comic references sparingly. It seemed like many of the comic book images were more of a futuristic type design. Production Designer Peter Wenham felt early on that the Triskelion should be grounded in modern day sensibilities, and also representational of what S.H.E. »
Thanks to a handful of new territories (including a record debut in China), Captain America: The Winter Soldier improved on last weeks’ performance. Captain America: The Winter Soldier made $109.8 million over the weekend, for a new international total of $209.4 million. That’s already higher than the final tally of Captain America: The First Avenger […]
Read International Box Office: Captain America Takes Another $110 Million on Filmonic.
We’re still a few months away from Transformers: Age of Extinction, but Paramount Pictures must be confident that Michael Bay will continue the run of blockbuster financial success when he retools the franchise with the fourth instalment. According to a piece of promotional material from licensing company Vilsco Textiles (via SlashFilm), the studio has slotted Transformers 5 in for release in 2017… which shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise given we’ve already had announcements for several major tentpole flicks for 2017, 2018 and beyond.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is set for release on June 27th, with Mark Wahlberg (Ted) leading a cast that also includes Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Bingbing Li (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League). Watch the first trailer here. »
- Gary Collinson
Superhero sequel scores big numbers at key international territory, opening at number one on a holiday weekend
Captain America sequel hits UK box office with a clout
The latest Captain America movie has delivered a killer blow in China, landing a giant $39.23m haul in its opening weekend to open at No 1 in the world's most populous nation.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier benefitted from a debut on the Qingming "tomb-sweeping" holiday and was no doubt helped by a visit to China by stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson last month. But the film's success also hints at a newfound international popularity for a superhero who was previously considered unpopular outside the Us.
- Ben Child
News Simon Brew 9 Apr 2014 - 06:54
A potential release date for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD and Blu-ray has appeared....
Marvel's latest, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, is proving to be a further sizeable success for the studio, with Joe and Anthony Russo's film garnering strong reviews and even stronger box office. Within nine days of its first release, it already had over $300m banked worldwide, and it's comfortably outperforming Captain America: The First Avenger.
It also seems to have a release date for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier DVD and Blu-ray scheduled too. Amazon Germany has put the film up for pre-order, and lists a release date of August 14th 2014. That may budge by a week or two closer to the time - we suspect the first week of September is where »
The entire team narrowly escaped certain death during Tuesday night’s game-changing episode of Agents of Shield, “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
“Turn, Turn, Turn” saw Agents of Shield finally coincide with the release of a major Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the two synched up beautifully. Warning: to recap “Turn Turn Turn,” it is almost impossible not to include some spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
We began with Coulson (Clark Gregg) still reeling from the revelation that May (Ming-Na Wen) has a secret secure line in the plane and has been reporting on the team. He and Skye (Chloe Bennet) question her with Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), and she insists that she had a direct line to Director Fury – no traitorous activities included, and she has nothing to do with the plane switching course. May says that only HQ could take control of their plane, so »
Conventional wisdom regarding most franchises is that the sequels are never quite as good as the original. With rare exceptions, each installment is sort of like a recording of a recording from the analog days – diminishing with each iteration. After seeing Captain America: The Winter Soldier over the weekend, though, I couldn't help thinking that the geekier side of Hollywood might be the exception to the rule when it comes to sequels. Even though my feelings about 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger don't align with many of my peers who consider it the best of Marvel's solo superhero debuts (I enjoyed both Iron Man and Thor more than The First Avenger), I'm the first to admit that even the most mediocre of Marvel's cinematic adventures is...
- Rick Marshall
As expected, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot at the box office this weekend, with a hefty $96.2 million, but that tally also helped Marvel achieve another milestone. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes all of the studio's Phase One and Phase Two movies, have surpassed the Harry Potter films to become the most lucrative franchise of all time.
With this weekend's gross, the McU has taken in $2.463 billion domestically, which includes Iron Man (2008, $318.4 million), The Incredible Hulk (2008, $134.8 million), Iron Man 2 (2010, ,$312.4 million), Thor (2011, $181 million), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011, $176.6 million), Marvel's The Avengers (2012, $623.3 million), Iron Man 3 (2013, $409 million), Thor: The Dark World (2013, $206.3 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is now at $101.2 million and counting. The eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise earned $2.39 billion during their run between 2002 and 2011.
It should be noted that third on the franchise list is Star Wars at $1.91 billion, but »
It's our first summer blockbuster... in April. That's America for you, Captain America that is. Chris Evans is back as Steve Rogers/Captain America with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He's not the Winter Soldier although he was the first Avenger with 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. At least we can applaud the Captain for using "The" in the title. It isn't totally necessary, but it's proper, just like Captain America. In this week's Film Face-off the original is going against the sequel, with all of the other Marvel movies getting left out. One category will not be the red, white and blue shield. It is something I'll never quite understand. It bounces, and Captain knows where and when it will come back (like a boomerang). It...
- Jeff Bayer
With a $95 million debut, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stole the April opening record from 2011′s Fast Five ($86.2 million). Captain America: The Winter Soldier had the biggest post Avengers bump yet, up 46% from Captain America: The First Avenger, which is way higher than both Iron Man 3 (36% up from Iron Man […]
Read Box Office: Captain America Sets April Opening Record on Filmonic.
If you're a superhero movie fan, this year has lots of potential in store, and the first of these films is out now. Whether you're a fan of the genre or not, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is worth watching. What follows is a non-spoilery look at five of the main reasons why.
The film combines the intensity and intrigue of an action-packed political thriller, the audacity of comic book storytelling, and the emotional realism of Marvel movie consultant Joss Whedon's work.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier isn't just for superhero movie fans. It's basically a political thriller, along the lines of the Bourne films or Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Part of that involves discussion of real-world themes, like whether the ends justify the means, and if it's worth sacrificing freedom for order. As with the aforementioned franchises, a large part of how the story plays out is in the action sequences. »
Now that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has broken the April box office record and will surpass the worldwide total of "Captain America: The First Avenger" in only about two weeks, Marvel is already making plans for the third installment. "The Winter Soldier" director Joe and Anthony Russo sat down for a chat with Empire magazine and hinted that the third film will focus on Bucky. "The most that we can say about it at this point, is that Bucky's story is not finished," they revealed. "It's an introduction to Bucky's story. So if you want to guess at what ['Captain America 3'] wil be about... you can assume this will be a continuation of that story." Meanwhile, Marvel confirmed an earlier story that "Captain America 3" will be released on May 6th, 2016, the same day as "Batman vs Superman." »
Following a record-breaking April box office opening for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers is officially a hot solo-movie commodity. While Captain America: The First Avenger was a solid box office success (bringing in $370 million globally), Rogers’ WWII origin story was the runner-up for least viewed Marvel Phase 1 movie (performing slightly better than The Incredible Hulk) – despite a positive endorsement from critics and fans, alike.
As a result, it was unclear whether The Avengers team-up, and on-going shared universe storyline, would result in an improved showing for the Captain America sequel. Early buzz for The Winter Soldier suggested that it might be the best Marvel movie to date ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released in the UK and a select few other countries over two weeks ago, but after opening with an impressive $10.2 million at midnight screenings in North America this past Friday, the Marvel Studios sequel would go on to have an opening day of $37 million (including those late night showings).
With an additional $34.6 million on Saturday and an estimated $24.5 million on Sunday, that gives the follow-up to 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger a current domestic total of around $96 million. Compared to early tracking data which had the movie pegged as making only around $80 million, this is an incredible result, and only slightly shy of some of the later $100 million estimates.
These numbers also give Captain America’s latest adventure the prestigious honour of setting a new April opening record, while it also now has the fifth-highest opening for a Marvel Studios movie and seventh-biggest »
- Josh Wilding
After this past weekend, the "A" on Captain America's helmet might as well stand for "April." "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" set a new opening-weekend record for the month of April with an estimated $96.2 million. Not only was that enough to knock 2011's "Fast Five" from April's pole position, but it was a 48 percent improvement over the launch of "Captain America: The First Avenger" the same year. The Captain America sequel, which features ...
By Ryan J. Downey »
When one of the Avengers has a movie release, it's a smart idea not to try and put out anything else that same weekend. Hollywood heeded that advice and Captain America: The Winter Soldier had the limelight all to itself, breaking a monthly record and scoring an easy number one. Well up from the debut of its predecessor, Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened at $65 million in 2011, Winter Soldier bowed in with $96 million. That's not the best ever opening for an Avenger flick (all three Iron Man movies have been higher), but it is the highest ever April opening, topping the $86 million Fast Five banked back in 2011. The question now is how well Winter Soldier will hold up over the long haul. It's on track to pass the $176 million domestic total for the first Captain America flick, but it has a long way to go to catch up the »
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