Captain America: The Winter Soldier has smashed records to become the highest grossing film opening in April of all time.
The Disney-Marvel blockbuster in which Scarlett Johanson and Chris Evans are in lead roles, hit the box office this weekend to make $96.2 million. It is the biggest hit outside of summer releases.
This movie flick walked all over the previous record-holder, Fast Five, which made $86 million in its own April opening weekend back in 2011.
Usually summer is the best time for the biggest box office releases and it happened in this case too.
The Avengers was the last comic book film to enjoy such great success with a grand total of $623 million in 2012. Captain America made waves on Friday with the intake for that day alone hitting $37 million.
According to head of worldwide theatrical distribution for Disney, Dave Hollis, releasing the flick early as opposed to saving it for the summer was a deliberate choice.
'We looked at the possibility of creating separation from the other summer tentpoles,' he said.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, in a role that sees her clad in a skintight black outfit as she works for S.H.I.E.L.D as a spy.
Chris Evans takes centrestage as Captain America himself - Steve Rogers in his everyday life - a war veteran whose physicality is enhanced to the peak of human capacity by a serum used as an experiment on him.
Then there's Samuel L. Jackson who plays Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., creating a cast more than able to pull eyes to the big screen on their own.