Captain America: The Winter Soldier has followed up its sterling critical reception by breaking box office records in America.

The Marvel sequel pulled in an estimated $96.2 million over its first 3 full days of release, besting the previous April record held by Fast 6.

Elsewhere, Noah dipped over 60% in its second week, pulling in a further $17 million to take its domestic gross to just over $72 million; it is doing extremely strong numbers globally however and should turn a solid profit for Paramount despite the hefty $125 million price tag.

There were no other new entrants in the top 10, but it’s worth noting that 2014 has its first sleeper hit - the sublime Grand Budapest Hotel, which is showing incredible endurance and had the lowest drop off percentage of the weekend. The superb Ralph Fiennes starring Wes Anderson flick has now coined over $33 million and counting domestically.