The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Captain America: The Winter Soldier has brought in $96.2 million for it's opening weekend here in the United States, bringing its worldwide total up to $303.3 million. The total worldwide box office take for Captain America: The First Avenger was $370 million, so the sequel could top it by next weekend if all goes well. The movie has gotten great reviews so far, including from normally cynical sites like this one, and it's even beating The Dark Knight in audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes (with a 95% positive rating), though The Dark Knight still tops The Winter Soldier with critics, 94% to 88%. All in all, it looks like a big success for Marvel, though not everyone is pleased with the results.
"Oooooooooooooooooo it makes me so mad!" said Sam, an American fan of Captain America. Though Sam called the movie one of the "hootinist, tootinist, shootinist" movies he had ever seen, he went on to describe foreign moviegoers as "doggone long-eared galoots" and "lily-livered, bow-legged varmints" for both getting access to movie earlier than Americans and, so far, spending more money on it.
Sam told The Outhouse that he planned to purchase several additional tickets to the film in order to boost the U.S. gross, and he'll actually go and see it each time as well. "I paid my four bits for the picture, and I'm a-gonna watch the picture," he explained before jumping up and down and shooting firearms into the air.
With such dedicated fans and strong word of mouth, Captain America: The Winter Soldier looks to be headed for a great box office run, so we don't feel too bad about spoiling the movie for you and letting you know that the Winter Soldier is actually Robert Redford in a mask.