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Weekend Box Office Report: Captain America Takes The Helm

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

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By Bill Wine
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)  —  Captain America has captured America.  Its moviegoers, anyway.
It was Captain America versus Noah at multiplexes over the weekend and it was no contest: the former sped off with the box office crown.
The fantasy sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the weekend’s only new mainstream release, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, earned an estimated, whopping $96-million on its debut weekend, giving it a runaway first-place finish.
That dropped Noah, last weekend’s leader, the Biblical drama with Russell Crowe, to second place.  It took in another $17-million.
In third was the science fiction sequel, Divergent, with $13-million.
Rounding out the top five were two holdovers: the religious drama,God’s Not Deadand the Wes Anderson comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, with $8–million and $6–million respectively.
Overall, industry-wide totals were well ahead of last year’s pace

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