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Disney Sets New Box Office Records With Debut of 'Captain America: Civil War'

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The Walt Disney Studios set new industry records this weekend as Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War made its domestic debut with a huge $179.1 million, making it the fifth biggest opening of all time and giving Marvel Studios four out of the top six opening weekends ever. The superhero smash-up has brought in $494 million internationally for an incredible $673.1 million globally after just 12 days. A major new market this weekend was China, where Captain America: Civil War earned $95.8 million. Across the Asia-Pacific market, it has already entered the top 10 films of all time in many countries. Captain America: Civil War is the third Disney movie to land in the top five of 2016 domestically and globally. Disney’s The Jungle Book has taken in $287.9 million in the U.S. and Canada so far during a three-week run at #1 and stands at #3 globally with $779.5 million and major territories Korea and Japan still to open. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia is the #1 release of the year globally with $958.1 million, including $328.1 million domestically and $630 million internationally. These major successes, along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, have pushed The Walt Disney Studios’ overall 2016 box office past $1 billion domestically, $2 billion internationally, and $3 billion globally, breaking industry records set last year by more than a month. Still ahead this year for Disney are Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27), Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory (June 17), The BFG (July 1), Pete’s Dragon (Aug. 12), Queen of Katwe (Sept. 23), Marvel’s Doctor Strange (Nov. 4), Disney Animation’s Moana (Nov. 23), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec. 16).

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