‘Captain America’ Sets Box Office Record

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LOS ANGELES (AP)  — “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is smashing records at the box office.

The movie, shot right here in Cleveland, has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The directors, Anthony and Joe Russo are from Cleveland.

The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million topping the previous record holder, 2011’s “Fast Five,” which opened with $86.2 million.

Last weekend “The Winter Soldier,” which stars Chris Evans as the shield wielding superhero, commanded 32 international markets, gaining $75.2 million in its overseas bow.

Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation has earned $207.1 million internationally.

Paramount’s biblical saga “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe, took a drastic dip in its second weekend, earning $17 million after debuting with $44 million.

Still, it sailed into second place, pushing Lionsgate’s young adult science-fiction thriller “Divergent,” led by Shailene Woodley, to third with $13 million in its third week.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is 2 hours and 16 minutes.  It’s rated PG-13.

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