Captain America made a mighty splash at the box office this weekend amassing $65.8 million. The total was enough to edge out Thor for the biggest superhero opening of the year (by just 100,000).
Although Transformers 3 retains the biggest "comic bookish" film opening. Anyhow, This weekend total propelled by decent word of mouth should translate into a finish somewhere between $150 and $190 million. With a production budget of just $140 million, Cap also has the lowest burden to obtain profitability compared to Thor's $150, X-Men's $165, and Green Lantern's bloated $200 million budgets. Not too shabby, it looks like Marvel studios has done it again.
Checking in on the status of the summer's other superheroes (Transformers has clearly entered into a success all of its own surpassing $325 million domestic and an additional $550 million worldwide), Thor remains in the lead. The $180 million domestic total had edged Thor past fellow Marvel property X:Men Origins: Wolverine. X-Men is still desperately seeking $150 million but may fall short, and Green Lantern looks to land somewhere shy of $120 million. :(