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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' debuts at No. 1 in U.S.

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Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" debuted No. 1 at the U.S. and Canadian box office for the weekend ending April 6, 2014. According to a Box Office Mojo report published on April 6, the superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (starring Chris Evans as Captain America) had $96.2 million in ticket sales for the weekend ending April 6, 2014. That's the largest weekend gross for a movie that opened in April, breaking the previous record set by 2011's "Fast Five," which had $86.2 million in U.S./Canadian ticket sales for its opening weekend.

According to Box Office Mojo, here are the Top 5 movies in the U.S. and Canada for the weekend ending April 6, 2014:

1. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" — $96.2 million

2. "Noah" — $17 million

3. "Divergent" — $13 million

4. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — $6.3 million

5. "God's Not Dead" — $9.1 million

And here are the opening-weekend box-office numbers for the movies that opened in limited release on April 4, 2014:

  • "Frankie and Alice" — $350,000 from 171 theaters
  • "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" — $185,000 from 37 theaters
  • "Under the Skin" — $140,000 from four theaters
  • "Jinn" — $140,000 from 200 theaters
  • "Afflicted" — $68,300 from 44 theaters (Also released on VOD on April 4, 2014)
  • "The Unknown Known" — $64,900 from 18 theaters (Also released on VOD on April 4, 2014)
  • "Dom Hemingway — $32,000 from four theaters
  • "Watermark" — $8,000 from two theaters
  • "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" — $5,900 from one theater
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