Captain America: Civil War Ticket Sales Are Out-Pacing All Previous Marvel Movies

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 1:25PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 1:25PM
Captain America: Civil War Ticket Sales Are Out-Pacing All Previous Marvel Movies
The release of Captain America: Civil War is now just a matter of weeks away and the frenzy of snapping up advanced tickets is in full swing. The first screenings at theaters across the country are already starting to sell out, and it looks like that could be indicative of some big box office numbers for Marvel's latest blockbuster.

The early word from ticketing site Fandango is that Captain America: Civil War is shaping up to post some huge numbers ahead of its May 6th release. In fact, it's actually outpacing every MCU movie that's come before it. That means it's beating out Avengers: Age of Ultron, which went on to take close to $200million in its opening weekend.

As we've seen with the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, these pre-sales are often one of the first, if not slightly unreliable, concrete benchmarks for predicting box office success. We say unreliable because BatmanSuperman actually out-paced Marvel's Avengers in its early pre-sale numbers, but has since struggled to come close to the $623m in domestic gross posted by the 2012 superhero ensemble. However, when taken in conjunction with the glowing praise that has poured out in Civil War's reviewsMarvel has to be feeling confident that these strong pre-sales can combine with a positive word of mouth to create some huge box office numbers.

Of course, it's not clear what Marvel would consider a success for the third installment in their Captain America series. The first two Captain America movies posted openings of $65m and $95m respectively, and while it's all but certain Civil War will eclipse those numbers, there's no denying that this movie should be more aligned with the likes of Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron in its box-office expectations.



Captain America: Civil War is released in theaters on May 6th

Via: Box Office Pro

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