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Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

Published on Apr 7, 2014 5:58 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - 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, April 6, 2014.

The superhero saga from Disney's Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty US$96.2 million (S$121 million), box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

The 3-D, US$170 million sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger outearned this year's previous box office winner The Lego Movie, which in February grossed US$69 million in its first weekend.

Biblical epic Noah, meanwhile, was the box office runner up in its second weekend, with US$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 US$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.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, pulled in a hefty US$96.2 million (S$121 million). -- PHOTO: DISNEY/MOVIE STILL
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