LOS ANGELES — Disney and Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" has strong-armed its way to becoming the fifth-highest domestic opening ever according to studio estimates Sunday.
The film grossed a massive $181.8 million this weekend, bumping "Iron Man 3" out of the top five all time debuts. "Civil War" now ranks right below "Marvel's The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
The 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sees an ideological showdown between Iron Man and Captain America, and has been very well-received by critics.
"Civil War" effectively ended the three-week first-place run of Disney's "The Jungle Book," which came in second with $21.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $285 million.
"Mother's Day" was a distant third with $9 million.