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Captain America shoots to record box-office debut

Published on Apr 8, 2014 5:16 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier shot straight to the top of North America's box office in its debut weekend - and scored the biggest April opening of all time, figures showed on Monday.

The superhero saga from Disney's Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty US$95 million (S$119.7 million), box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

The critically praised movie has made US$207 million outside the United States, for a global take so far of US$303.3 million, it said.

The 3-D, US$170-million sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger is also the biggest debut so far this year, outearning the previous box office winner The Lego Movie, which in February grossed US$69 million in its first weekend.

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