Marvel owns DC: Captain America: Civil War surpasses $1B mark, continues to shame Batman v Superman

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Captain America: Civil War (Photo courtesy: official movie poster/Disney/Marvel)

Captain America: Civil War is set to hit another world record with the Marvel film set to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, combined numbers from domestic and international sales of the film.

Variety confirms that the Disney-backed superhero movie have earned about $314 million gross from domestic cinemas and about $677 million internationally by Thursday for a $990 million worldwide box office total. This will easily hit the $1B mark after Friday’s numbers are officially in.

Captain America: Civil War is now the top grossing film from 2016 releases and will join three other Marvel films which has surpassed the $1B mark. The three other Marvel films are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers with $1.518 billion, Avengers: Age of Ultron with $1.405 million and Iron Man 3 with $1.215 million.

Captain America: Civil War is set to pass The Dark Knight (1.004B) and The Hobbit: An Expected Journey ($1.021B). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, initially seen as the rival this year for the Marvel film is just at $870.2M, according to Box Office Mojo.

Overall, Captain America: Civil War is now the 25th highest grossing film in movie history and has boosted all Marvel Studio films over the $10 billion mark in the worldwide box office numbers.

Captain America: Civil War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Winter Solider), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elisabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man), among others.

Photo courtesy: official movie poster/Disney/Marvel

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