Captain America: Civil War Trails Batman Vs. Superman For Thursday Advance Screenings

Matt McGloin Posted: 05/06/2016 - 16:08 COMMENT

Round 1 goes to Batman Vs. Superman.

Captain America: Civil War opened last night with advanced screenings and brought in $25 million domestically, which is less than the $27.7 million Batman Vs. Superman did for its own Thursday night screening and less than last year's Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which did $27.6 million.

Civil War is still expected to have a hefty opening weekend, close to or even surpassing $200 million, with some estimates stating $188 million.

My thoughts:

I saw the movie last night and honestly felt it was "okay." It didn't blow me away, though the airport scene was pretty solid. Similar to Batman Vs. Superman, I felt the story was a bit lacking (and felt the Civil War comic book was a lot better). It was pretty much a "popcorn" movie, not that there is anything wrong with that of course. I'll also add Disney released way too much footage online, which is a reason - similar to Avengers 2 - that Civil War may come off as underwhelming for some. I also felt some of the camera work was off in certain places (some fight/action scenes seemed too fast and CGI wasn't that good).

"Captain America: Civil War" is now in theaters directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.