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Captain America stays strong atop US box office

Published on Apr 21, 2014 6:16 AM
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier stayed strong at the North American box office, muscling out the competition to retain top spot for the third week running, industry estimates showed on Sunday.

The latest big-screen blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the iconic Marvel superhero took in US$26.6 million (S$33.3 million) over the weekend, figures from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

All told, the film has earned more than US$201 million in North America since its debut earlier in the month, when it had the biggest April opening of all time.

This weeks performance meant Captain America maintained its lead against another sequel, animated children's movie Rio 2, a follow-up to the 2011 hit about a family of blue macaw parrots.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stayed strong at the North American box office, muscling out the competition to retain top spot for the third week running, industry estimates showed on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: DISNEY/CINEMA STIll
 
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