Once again, Marvel (and Disney) eschewed the typical Summer release date for a big budget, action movie by releasing Captain America: The Winter Soldier in early April. The move paid off as the latest Avengers-based movie set a new record for an April opening with an estimated $96.2 million earned in it’s debut weekend.
That opening was better than the original Captain America movie and the Thor sequel from last November. The new movie is getting great reviews by critics and moviegoers so it should continue to do well until the next Marvel character swings into theaters with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening on May 2.
Last week’s #1 movie, Noah, slid to #2, and Divergent dropped to 3rd.
Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of April 4 – 6, 2014:
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($96.2M)
2. Noah ($17.0M)
3. Divergent ($13.0M)
4. God’s Not Dead ($7.7M)
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel ($6.3M)
6. Muppets Most Wanted ($6.3M)
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($5.3M)
8. Sabotage ($1.9M)
9. Need For Speed ($1.8M)
10. Non-Stop ($1.8M)
New Movies in bold.
Figures from Rotten Tomatoes.
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