Pethokoukis, Economics, U.S. Economy

How Captain America conquered China — and why it matters

The Marvel blockbuster “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” made $116 million in China alone as part of its $454 million overseas haul. You would think a move about a star-spangled, patriotic American supersoldier might not play well in China. Indeed, “Captain America: The First Avenger” made just $194 million overseas total. But perhaps the anti-government plot of “CA:TWS” struck a chord and, who knows, maybe planted a few subversive seeds. read more >