Captain America: Civil War opened up to critical acclaim and box office success with $181 million in the U.S. this past weekend. Although it's a Cap movie, it definitely holds an Avengers feel. Hence, many fans have compared Civil War to Avengers: Age of Ultron.
But is Civil War better than Age of Ultron?
Let's review, shall we.
Don't worry fans and moviegoers who haven't seen Civil War yet. There's no spoilers here!
To recap the synopsis: Captain America and Iron Man break up the Avengers and go head-to-head. Why? Because the United Nations want to hold the Avengers accountable for mass destruction they caused while saving the day and limit the team's ability to go on any mission they see fit. It's called the Sokovia Accords and it's designed to keep the Avengers in check. Iron Man's guilty conscious moves him to cooperate while Cap isn't taking orders from any governmental system. This split causes an all out battle. That's only part of the plot, but all you get. Remember, no spoilers.
As for Age of Ultron: Iron Man creates Ultron to help the Avengers protect the world. Shocker — but this goes horribly wrong. Ultron turns evil, finds humanity to be vastly flawed, decides to destroy humanity and remake the world in his image. The Avengers ultimately take down Ultron and his robotic army in Sokovia (the home of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver), but in the process — the battle destroys Sokovia and causes mass destruction.
Civil War is basically considered an Avengers movie and features more heroes, but Thor and Hulk had more acclaim in Age of Ultron. Age of Ultron opened to $191M in the U.S., which is more than Civil War.