‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Box Office Is Going to Be Huge

Will Walt Disney's (NYSE: DIS  ) Marvel Studios nab a big win at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier box office? The newest Marvel movie opened in 3,938 U.S. cinemas this weekend. In this  episode of 1-Up On Wall Street, The Motley Fool's web show in which we talk about the big-money names behind your favorite movies, toys, video games, comics, and more, host Ellen Bowman asks Fool analysts Nathan Alderman and Tim Beyers if the new Captain America epic exhibits the blockbuster bonafides we've come to expect from a Marvel movie.

Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Credit: Marvel Entertainment.

Nathan predicts a strong opening, citing excellent reviews for the movie and a $75.2 million initial haul in its overseas debut, an admirable performance when viewed in context. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened in 32 territories outside the U.S. a week ago.

Tim agrees, noting that the source material -- from writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting -- is widely acclaimed. Meanwhile, the worldwide success of The Avengers has given every Marvel sequel since a noticeable bump at the box office. Thor: The Dark World earned about 41% more than Thor, while Iron Man 3 nearly doubled the box office take of its predecessor. Tim says it wouldn't be surprising to see The Winter Soldier outperform Captain America: The First Avenger in similar fashion.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. Will you be at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier box office this weekend? What's your prediction for how much the movie will earn? Please watch the video to get the full story, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand. And be sure to check back here often for more 1-Up On Wall Street segments.

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Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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