Saturday, May 25, 2024

UPDATE “Captain America” Snags $96 Million Opening Weekend-Robert Redford Biggest Movie Ever


UPDATE: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” took in a whopping $96 million for its first weekend in the US. This makes the worldwide total well over $200 million in just a week.

EARLIER: It’s a Marvel-ous weekend for Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and friends. “Captain America” opened to $37 million last night. The comic book sequel is headed to a $90 million plus three days. Some trivia: It’s the highest grossing movie Robert Redford has ever been in.

The movie also has $95 million in foreign sales. It’s in the black and then some.

By comparison: The first “Captain America” movie had a $25.7 mil Friday and a $65 mil opening weekend.

Good news for Disney, which last year suffered through “The Lone Ranger.” Hi ho!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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