Marvel Studios set fire to the domestic box office this weekend with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which broke the record for the biggest April release previously held by Fast Five.
Captain America 2 opened to an estimated $96.2 million domestically (eclipsing Captain America: The First Avenger's opening weekend by roughly $30 million). It's total worldwide gross to date is a whopping $303.3 million. Its gross from just 10 days in theaters abroad surpassed the entire domestic run of The First Avenger.
This new figure for the record of April release will probably become a target for films to plant their flag at the top from now on. In the time being Captain America: The Winter Soldier holds that position at the top of the hill.
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $96.2 million
2. Noah $17 million
3. Divergent $13 million
4. God's Not Dead $7.7 million
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel $6.3 million
6. Muppets Most Wanted $6.3 million
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $5.3 million
8. Sabotage $1.9 million