While it didn’t top the Cap in its late nights, ASM2 has topped The Winter Solider overseas in many markets internationally. In the UK/Ireland, for instance, Spidey opened 49% higher than the Cap. When the first installment opened overseas in 2012, it as well as other pics in the marketplace had to contend with the opening of The Dark Knight Rises which dominated all territories and sucked roughly 65% of air out of the marketplace only two weeks after ASM opened. The studio, knowing that it would have to deal with the next X-Men installment this time around, wisely opened earlier internationally. It is very probable that at the end of its full run, ASM2 will do comparable or more than the first. Only time will tell.
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