November 12, 2011
Captain America Nabs $52 Million In First Week DVD/BR Sales, Sequels Are Imminent
Looks like fans of Captain America won't have to worry about the unknown status of the sequels. As The First Avenger just beat out first week DVD/BR sales of both sequel bound X-Men First Class and Thor. Nabbing an impressive $52 million not including iTunes and VOD sales. Putting the total gross of the film over $400 million which it sort of needed to reach for the studio move forward with more films. Of course there has already been talk of the second film being in development stages with the writers but no official release date has been announced. These new numbers cement the strength of the budding franchise and could light a fire under Marvel Studios to set one of those slated 2014 release dates for Captain America 2.