“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” stormed the North American box office over the first weekend of April. The Marvel comic book flick posts the biggest April opening of all time with a massive estimated $96.2 million debut.  The record was previously held by “Fast and Furious 5” with $86.2 million back in 2011.  The Russo brothers directed movie outperformed the 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”, but didn’t outshine any of the Iron Man movies released to date.

Check out some of the trailers released for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier“:

New "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Poster

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Poster

Overseas, “Captain America 2” has also proven to be a smash hit raking in a total of $207.1 million for a worldwide gross of $303.3 million. The first installment garnered $370.6 million worldwide, with the sequel trailing behind with $70 million in just under two weeks since its release.

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The controversial “Noah” slips down to second place from last week’s top spot with an estimated $17 million. The Neil Burger directed “Divergent” takes third place this week with an estimated $12 million. The top 5 is rounded up with Christian film “God’s Not Dead” still holding on in the top spots with an $7.7 million at fourth place, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” takes the fifth spot this week with an estimated $6.3 million.

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  • “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” – $96.2 million
  • “Noah” – $17 million
  • “Divergent” – $12 million
  • “God’s Not Dead” – $7.7 million
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – $6.3 million
  • “Muppets Most Wanted” – $6.29 million
  • “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” – $5.3 million
  • “Sabotage” – $1.9 million
  • “Need for Speed” – $1.84 million
  • “Non-Stop” – $1.83 million