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'Captain America: Civil War' is the highest-grossing film of 2016 so far worldwide

Marvel film has taken in $981.9 million (£674.14 m) in less than a month

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Captain America: Civil War has become the highest-grossing film worldwide of the year so far, having only been released less than a month ago.

The Marvel film was released in the UK on April 29 before opening on May 6 in the US. It starred Chris Evans as Captain America, as well as Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, Tom Holland's Spider-man, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany's The Vision and Don Cheadle's War Machine.

According to Collider, Civil War has taken in $981.9 million (£674.14 m) worldwide, a figure that already sees the movie surpass the year's previous frontrunner Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($870 million / £597m).

However, Civil War is not yet the US's highest-grossing movie domestically. The film has raked in $310.5 million (£213.18m), trailing Deadpool's $362.5 million (£248.88m).

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Meanwhile, Chris Evans has said that he wants to continue playing Captain America, despite previously suggesting otherwise.

Evans will next appear as Captain America in two-part sequel Avengers: Infinity War, the first part is set to be released in 2018.

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