Skip to comments.'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'
Posted on 04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."
The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011.
"Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure, was second with $17 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, and has collected $72.3 million in overall domestic sales since opening last week, according to studio estimates. It's total worldwide take is about $180 Million.
The dystopian action film "Divergent" was third with $13 million, for a total of $114 million since its March 21 release in U.S. and Canadian theaters.
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People know. They don't admit it to themselves quite yet, but there is a groundswell in this country, and people sense that something is wrong. And it's not just the US. It's the EU and it's Russia and China too. Everywhere.
For the record: I think it's all much, much worse than anyone can imagine, and I think the superstructure of society will inevitably collapse. I see massive debt default, the end of the nation state, and the rise of small, weak governments in all corners of the globe. In many respects, it will be a Dark Age. But there will be some possibility that the chaos will allow a rebirth of freedom.
I'm actually expecting all of that to be forestalled by the Second Coming, but no man can predict that hour, so in the absence of the return of Jesus, I say we're in for a bumpy ride.
Saw Noah. No mention of God punishing man for sin. ‘The Creator’ punished man for misusing the earth. The film had rock transformers throwing lightning bolts. I think Al Gore wrote the screenplay. It is a laughable film.
Not the day or the hour, but you can discern the signs when it’s near.
I have all 3 of the Ironman movies on DVR and just finished watching the last one an hour ago.
Enjoyed all 3 of them.
According to IMBD, Ironman 3 took in $174M it’s opening weekend
Lucky guy I cant wait to see capt. America,I really do like all those superhero movies.Heaven knows we need a superhero just about now.
A couple of interesting points.
1. The Clintons were involved in trying to steal the rights to the Marvel Comics Series from Stan Lee.
2. Stan Lee always has a cameo role in each of the Marvel Series Movies.
I thought they where way better than they had to be for something like that. Really raised the bar for sure as far as I am concerned.
Doesn’t Cleveland look like Detroit?
Iron Man 3 had a couple of really hot chicks.
Any movie should “Leap” past “Noah”.
LOL! That’s wHy I was on IMBD. Looking to see who they were.
OK, I won't bother seeing it. I get tired of being preached at by radical environmentalists; I'm not going to pay to do so.
I fear you’re right. A few years ago, I would’ve laughed at such a statement as conspiracy theory nonsense.
Now....let’s just say I ain’t laughing.
Pretty soon, every inner city is going to look like Detroit.
And according to the grand plan.
He appears in some not all, he hasn’t been any of the Xmen movies since the first one.
Watching “Turn” on AMC now. So far so good.
Gotta love the resistance.
I don’t see a big problem here. Generally, when Hollywood takes on a Bible story, there’s going to be a lot of “made-up stuff” to fill in 90 or 120 minutes of film. And it’s not going to be good.
I’d rather see Capt. America, a known fantasy, than Noah which would be borderline blasphemy.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”...
No political significance.
I just saw it. Robert Redford, who portrayed Agent Alexander Pierce, was the bad guy who wanted ultimate control—a new world order—in exchange for the freedom of all humanity. The forces against freedom are epitomized by Agent Pierce: “Captain, to build a better world sometimes means turning the old one down...and that makes enemies.” Later we hear Captain America say, The price of freedom is high... and it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” This is a movie about slavery vs freedom. It is outstanding.
By playing himself. :)
I hope to see it next weekend with my son, who will be coming home from Marines boot camp.
I haven’s seen the third and the second I wasn’t crazy about, but the first one was one of the most fun movie experiences I’ve had.
I think our daughter gave it to hubby for Christmas, and we watched it, and the next day my brother came over and we watched it again!
There aren’t too many movies that I’d enjoy 2 days in a row like that, but Ironman was just great!
I wasn’t as crazy about Ironman 2, I think simply because I find Mickey Rourke throughly disgusting.
I guess that’s what makes him such a good Bad Guy.
But I think #3 redeemed the trilogy quite well.
Yeah, it was so clear that Redford played an Alynskyite that I was astonished. It really was a direct hit on the whole mantra of the Left. Then again the bad guys are Nazis, which contrary to lots of propaganda are Leftists.
Another frigging superhero movie huh?
I HATE FRIGGING SUPERHERO MOVIES!
X-Men movies aren’t from Marvel Studio, Fox owns the X-Men.
Here’s a picture for anybody curious on who owns what. And feel bad for Lionsgate who paid money for Man-Thing:
I saw the tyranny of the Nazis as the same tyranny of today’s Left. And, the same zero infobots today as were in Germany.
It's that of anyone that believes that government is the source of everything good, be it on the Left or on the Right.
Since there were so many threads about “Noah” last week, here is some follow-up info: its box office take fell between 61 and 64 % compared to its opening weekend last weekend.
That drop marks “Noah” as an official box office flop. It will play for a few more weeks, but it needs to make $350 million to show a profit. This weekend’s returns say that number is out of reach.
Some Industry types will say it’s not a flop, only a “disappointment,” meaning it’s not going to lose as much money as last year’s “Lone Ranger.” That’s arguable, but the bottom line is everyone lost money on “Noah,” and there won’t be a Noah 2 in the works.
I watched it yesterday with my 7 yr old grandson. Even he was bored.
I was shocked to see the “government” adopting 20 million people to ensure power. (ala Obama’s weather underground radicals)
doesn’t Disney own them all? even universal pays them royalties.
Well I WAS at the premier midnight showing of the original Batman at Showcase Cinemas in Dedham, MA that somehow set off 300+ AA’s to the point that the Staties and SWAT had to be called in.
THAT was a crazy night.
The original Superman movie was the stage for my very first date back in ‘78.
I guess that crap flick was ok.
I must admit I was never into comics and really don’t get the superhero thing.
Stan Lee also comes across as a jerk as far as i’m concerned.
I guess I just don’t get it.
Disney owns Marvel the publishing company and Marvel Studio the movie company. Marvel Studio started owning them all, but Marvel was in very bad financial shape as a whole so they licensed out stuff to get money. Luckily they licensed wisely, made a lot of money from the movies and increased readership, and got to see how to make a good superhero movie. So while Marvel owns the characters they don’t own the movie rights to many of them, though they are in the process of getting them back as much as they can.
Damn good flick and my kids loved it.The message is right on too.
I love tuning up leftist with the fact that they are the Nazis.Boy, it gets under their skin, big time.
“your government is out of control, you can’t trust your government”
I know Chode.
I’m just in a bad mood tonight. :)
I’m sure these movies a entertaining or else they wouldn’t exist.
I guess it just goes to show that people prefer a fantasy that makes them feel good, not one about eco rage.