'Captain America' Sequel Made More Money Than 'Thor 2' Opening Weekend

Captain america the winter soldierMarvel / Disney‘The Winter Soldier’ tore down the opening weekend for ‘Thor 2’ last November.

We knew the “Captain America” sequel would have a massive opening weekend, we just weren’t sure how big it would be.

Early numbers released Sunday have “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” making $US96.2 million for the weekend.

This makes “The Winter Soldier” not only the largest April box-office opening (beating out “Fast Five“), but also the largest debut for the year so far.

Maybe more impressive is how much better the sequel performed compared to “Thor: The Dark World” during its November release.

“Thor 2” made $US85.7 million opening weekend in comparison.

So far, “Captain America 2” has made more than $US300 million worldwide. It cost approximately $US170 million.

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