Captain America Pips Rio 2 to Conquer the Box Office

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is still at the top in terms of its box office earnings. Disney / Marvel’s Captain America has now crossed the $500 million mark globally and has already earned $586.6 million.

These figures are released by the movie measurement service from Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT).

The company has announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of April 20, 2014 as compiled by the company’s Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services.

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“The international box office goes to the birds as Fox’s animated sequel ‘Rio 2‘ leads the international box office adding $48 million to its nest this weekend as it nears $300 million worldwide,” said Rentrak’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

“Disney / Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ passed the $500 million mark globally heading into the weekend and is now at an impressive $586.6 million. Sony kicks off its international run of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ in 14 territories and captures an amazing $47 million ahead of its North American debut set for the first weekend in May.”

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The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 20, 2014, are below.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Disney – $26.6M

2. Rio 2 – 20th Century Fox – $22.5M

3. Heaven Is For Real – Sony – $21.5M

4. Transcendence – Warner Bros. – $11.2M

5. Haunted House 2, A – Open Road – $9.1M

6. Draft Day – Lionsgate – $5.9M

7. Divergent – Lionsgate – $5.8M

8. Oculus – Relativity Media – $5.2M

9. Noah – Paramount – $5.0M

10. God’s Not Dead – Freestyle Releasing – $4.8M

11. Bears – Disney – $4.8M

12. Grand Budapest Hotel, The – Fox Searchlight – $3.4M

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries’ leading provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere.

Photo courtesy: Disney / Marvel

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