Re: Early box-office predictions
It's not about the star power with Marvel, I thought people would have learned that by now. It's about the brand.
Anyway, Cap is a lock for $200m+ this time. It was only $20m off from it the first movie, and because of the Avengers, it will be boosted. You can't say Thor will get more boost from the Avengers in America than Cap, that doesn't make sense, Cap was featured more in the film than Thor was and had arguably just as many memorable moments. All 4 of the main Avengers got a boost in popularity and awareness because of Avengers, it isn't exclusive to 1 or 2 of them.
Basically, the first movie was well received and the character should get a big boost from Avengers, I don't see why it doesn't go up $20m+ domestically to break $200m. It's not a stretch to say $250-$300m is possible if the movie is very well received.
2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | X-Men: Days of Future Past | Guardians of the Galaxy
2015 - The Avengers: Age of Ultron | The Fantastic Four | Ant-Man
2016 - Batman vs. Superman | X-Men: Apocalypse | The Amazing Spider-Man 3
TV - Arrow | The Flash | Gotham | Constantine | The Avenger | Hourman | iZOMBIE
TV - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter | Daredevil | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | Jessica Jones | The Defenders