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Captain America commands North American box office

Published on Apr 14, 2014 6:32 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier maintained the top rank at the North American box office this weekend, estimates showed on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

The latest big-screen blockbuster featuring the iconic Marvel superhero took in US$41.4 million (S$51.7 million), figures from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

The performance held off another sequel, animated children's movie Rio 2, a follow-up to the 2011 hit about a family of blue macaw parrots.

The movie, which features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway in the lead roles, took in US$39 million during its debut.

Chris Evans as the title superhero in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. -- FILE PHOTO: DISNEY
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