'Captain America: Civil War' Scores Fifth-Best Domestic Debut Ever

Marvel's latest film earned an estimated $181.1 million at the box office.

ByABC News
May 9, 2016, 9:58 AM

— -- "Captain America: Civil War" won the weekend box office battle in a rout.

Marvel's latest film earned an estimated $181.8 million, ranking as the fifth-best domestic debut of all time. It trails only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Jurassic World," and Marvel's two "Avengers" films.

In "Captain America: Civil War," Chris Evans' titular character clashes with Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man over a controversial government policy intended to regulate the superheroes. It features a number of other heroes, including Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, and Tom Holland as Spider-Man.

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"The Jungle Book," another Disney movie that had finished in first place the previous three weekends, slipped to second place, with $21.9 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. "Captain America: Civil War," $181.8 million
2. "The Jungle Book," $21.9 million
3. "Mother's Day," $9 million
4. "The Huntsman: Winter's War," $3.6 million
5. "Keanu," $3.1 million
6. "Barbershop: The Next Cut," $2.7 million
7. "Zootopia," $2.7 million
8. "The Boss," $1.7 million
9. "Ratchet and Clank," $1.5 million
10. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," $1 million