Captain America: Civil War is tracking for a massive domestic opening of $175 million-plus at the North American box office, where it opens May 6. Some even think it could approach $200 million.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the superhero tentpole is the third installment in the stand-alone Captain America series and the 13th film in the Marvel cinematic universe. Chris Evans returns in the title role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, while a wide array of other Marvel superheroes appear in the film, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
If tracking is correct, Captain America 3 is set to score the fifth-best opening of all time, if not better. To date, the four top bows belong to Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million),Jurassic World ($208.8 million), Marvel’s The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million).
Captain America 3, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, sees the Avengers fractured into opposing factions when the government wants to intervene — one led by Captain America and the other by Iron Man.
The movie has received strong reviews so far, and currently sports a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.