Captain America: Civil War box office to crush Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; movie touted to become the greatest superhero movie of all time

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Captain America: Civil War box office to crush Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; movie touted to become the greatest superhero movie of all time

The fight between Marvel and DC is not set to end anytime soon with Disney-Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War box office numbers set to crush Warner Bros.-DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It has been less than two weeks since the release of Civil War, but the movie has already surpassed the $700 million mark.

If the numbers keep on increasing at the current rate, it won’t be long before we see Captain America: Civil War box office numbers crossing the $1 billion mark. The movie is already the 83rd highest-grossing film of all time, as reported by Variety.

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Disney-Marvel’s Civil War began its international journey on April 27, 2016 and has since collected $512.8 million. China leads in terms of gross collections with $104.6 million in just four days. South Korea follows next with $54.3 million and then the United Kingdom with $40.6 million.

The movie has already collected over $705.3 million worldwide and is touted to be the 25th film to cross the $1 billion mark. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has earned $868 million during its run worldwide and will soon be left behind by its Marvel counterpart. Aside from receiving mostly negative reviews and criticism from fans and critics alike, this will be another huge blow for the DC Comics franchise. The idea of seeing Civil War crushing Dawn of Justice through reviews and box office numbers will be painful for the DC fan boys.

Captain America: Civil War is a successful movie and has resonated well with the moviegoers. With such a huge commercial and critical success, many are arguing that the movie is the greatest superhero movie released of all time.

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  • Carlos Juarez

    Not sure how Civil War having a better box office would be a “blow” to DC. It is just like the comics – The pie has enough for everybody and being the 2nd major comic book publisher or in this case the 2nd major comic book movie studio is still a profit they appreciate. Of course.,no doubt they would like to make more, and they will sooner than later with the next movies.
    Marvel movies at this point are like that TV show that everybody is waiting to see the next chapter or the next season. DC is just starting.
    Marvel characters were introduced to the general public in the cinematic universe and the public has grown fond of them and mostly don’t have any other reference of them.
    DC characters like Superman, and Wonder Woman were introduced to the General Public decades ago, and both critics and a good part of the public is not comfortable with the versions shown so far in the cinematic universe and have problem accepting (and liking) these updated versions that reflect better the modern comic book universes. Superman is Christopher Reeve. Batman should have a Robin. Superhero movies are supposed to be kid friendly with jokes and the darkness, violence, collateral damage and philosophical topics, must be kept to a minimum.
    Yes, DC has to make improvements, but objectively from my side I don’t think that Civil War was that much better than BvS. The difference being that CW is a new chapter of an ongoing story and BvS was the chapter laying the foundations for future chapters, that hurt the pace and storytelling of these particular movie.