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April 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In setting a box-office record for the month of April, Captain America: The Winter Soldier wiped out its domestic competition. The Disney/Marvel epic brought in $95.02 million, according to final figures released late Monday. Only two other films were able to crack even the $10-million mark: Noah, with $17.05 million, and Divergent with $12.98 million. By way of contrast, all of the top five films opening over the comparable weekend a year ago earned more than $10 million, with the top three each taking in more than $20 million. As it turned out, despite Captain America 2 earning nearly four times as much as last year’s No. 1 film for the weekend — Sony’s The Evil Dead — the overall box office was up just 23 percent. Overseas it was a different story, with Captain America 2 hauling in $107.1 million, followed by Noah with $46 million leading the pack. Meanwhile, despite the success of the movie as the biggest April opener, Disney announced on Monday that Captain America 3 will open wide on May 16, 2016.