The third movie in the rebooted Captain America series has been called the best so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's also Disney's 10th billion-dollar film, which is pretty impressive considering that there are only 25 of them in cinema history.
The tentpole hit $314 million in the USA on Thursday, its 14th day of domestic release, and $677 million internationally after 23 days.
Civil War has officially become the biggest film at the box office in 2016. Globally, Civil War's $991 million is only behind Iron Man 2's $1.21 billion hail, The Avengers: Age of Ultron's $1.4 billion, and The Avengers' $1.5 billion.More news: English soccer club Aston Villa sold to Chinese businessman
Before being dethroned, The Dark Knight was the only movie in the top five comic book movies to have grossed more in North America than it did in the rest of the world.
Ticket sales on Wednesday May 18 propelled the superhero ensemble to US$981.9 million worldwide, making a $1 billion global take by this weekend a certainty.
The (not very) civil battle between Team Cap and Team Iron Man has now surpassed the mammoth milestone of $1 billion, joining an exclusive club in the process. With each Marvel superhero mash released, the level of expectation is raised a little higher. Civil War has brought a new dynamic to the existing heroes of the MCU, as well as introducing some new ones who we can be sure we'll see more of in future movies.