The "Captain America: Civil War" movie could gain $2 billion in the box office. Will the highly-anticipated "Avengers" sequel be Marvel's most massive blockbuster?
Forbes reported that the film has already begun its international rollout in 26 countries on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be shown on another seven countries on Friday for a total number of 33 markets this weekend.
Moreover, it is expected that the "Captain America: Civil War" movie may gain $220 million to $250 million at the foreign box office. Domestically, it is said to earn at least $190 million during its opening day.
"My own prediction is that the film won't just top $200 million when it bows at home, but could and probably will set a new opening record for Marvel's movies, with potential to climb as high as $210-220 million," Forbes contributor Mark Hughes wrote. "And that's just the start of what I suspect will be a record-breaking run for 'Civil War,' on its way to becoming Marvel Studio's single biggest blockbuster to date."
As of the moment, "The Avengers" has the highest opening record for the studio with its $1.5 billion worldwide tally from 2012. Its 2015 sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," was not able to outrun its predecessor.
The publication noted that the "Captain America: Civil War" movie is in a unique position to break the record set by "The Avengers." This is because the film picks up on the events of both "The Winter Soldier" and "Age of Ultron."
"'Civil War' has the advantage of actually starring the Avengers, so that'll make it play even more like an 'Avengers' film than 'Iron Man 3' did," Hughes added. "I think could lift 'Captain America: Civil War' past the $1.6-1.7 billion range and toward $1.8-2 billion territory."
According to Comicbook.com, the film could garner $200 million internationally for its opening weekend alone. With this, the $2 billion expectation seems to be a breeze to achieve and may even be exceeded.