Box-Office Milestone: 'Captain America: Civil War' Crosses $1 Billion

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'Captain America: Civil War'

The superhero film is the biggest film of the year to date and the 25th movie to achieve the milestone, not accounting for inflation.

Disney and Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War has become the first movie of 2016 to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The superhero film achieved the milestone on Friday.

Through Thursday, the tentpole's earnings were $314.3 million in North America and $676.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $991 million.

Among other stats, Civil War is the 25th title to join the billion-dollar club, not accounting for inflation. All told, Disney lays claim to 10 of those.

Civil War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, reached the milestone in 24 days, matching Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015.

The movie is the fourth title in the Marvel cinematic universe to surpass $1 billion after The Avengers ($1.51 billion), Age of Ultron ($1.41 billion) and Iron Man 3 ($1.22 billion).

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