‘Captain America: Civil War’ Powers Disney Past Three Box Office Records

Disney sets records thanks to release of 'Captain America: Civil War.'

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Captain America: Civil War released over the weekend and has dominated the box office. The film's already taken in 181.8 million in North America and a total of $496.6 million overseas in two weekends, giving it $678.4 million worldwide. These results have helped set a trio of new records for Disney, according to Variety. The opening is also the fifth biggest in U.S. box office history, according to CNN.

Disney surpassed the $1 billion domestic mark for 2016, with $1.121 billion to date in just 128 days. It beat out the record it set in 165 days last year. Captain America also pushed Disney above $2 billion internationally—with $2.22 billion to date—and $3 billion globally—with $3.341 billion to date. Those numbers topped the marks set by Universal following the release of Jurassic World in June of last year.

In China, the launch of Captain America pulled in $95.8 million, which is the second biggest three-day opening for a North American title in that region after Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Following the successes of Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney has had the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada in 11 of the last 21 weekends. Analysts say Captain America keeps the U.S. box office on track to set a record for sales in 2016, which are already 7.8% higher than what they were at this point last year with $3.856 billion.

The studio's successes should continue through the summer with the releases of Alice Through the Looking Glass on May 27, followed by Finding Dory (the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo) set to come out on June 7.  

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