CORE STORY: Captain America: Civil War is now 2016’s biggest global hit

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

As much focus as domestic box office has, it only makes up the grosses for Canada and the U.S. International box office makes up an even larger slice of the pic for movie studios, especially with countries like China becoming so important to the industry.

Captain America: Civil War may currently be the fourth-highest grossing movie domestically (behind Deadpool, Zootopia, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), but it’s been kicking even more butt outside North America — and with the two combined, it just set a new record.

Between its $311-million domestic and $671-million international grosses, Civil War presently sits with a global total of $982-million, surpassing Zootopia‘s worldwide earnings of $971-million.

Between Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and now Captain America: Civil War, Disney is responsible for three of 2016’s five highest-grossing movies of the year, globally.

Deadpool remains the highest-grossing movies of 2016 domestically, with a total of $363-million. Thanks to strong word-of-mouth and its large opening, Civil War is expected to close that gap in the coming weeks.

Before that, though, Captain America: Civil War should cross the $1-billion mark globally, a feat no 2016 movie has yet accomplished.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)

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