‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
The superhero saga from Disney’s Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
The 3-D, $170 million sequel to ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ outearned this year’s previous box office winner ‘The Lego Movie’, which in February grossed $69 million in its first weekend.
Biblical epic ‘Noah’, meanwhile, was the box office runner up in its second weekend, with $17 million in ticket sales. The action drama reunites Russell Crowe with Jennifer Connelly, his co-star from 2001’s ‘A Beautiful Mind’. In third place, with $13 million, was teen adventure ‘Divergent’, the dystopian tale of a young woman in a futuristic society, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name.
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