Captain Marvel impresses at the box office

Share

This makes it the fifth highest global opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time - with Avengers: Infinity War taking the top spot at an opening of $640m.

The record-breaking debut debunked the myth that a solo female superhero couldn't reliably open a film - a foundation of success laid by "Wonder Woman" and now solidified by "Captain Marvel".

The star paid a visit to an AMC cinema in Clifton, NJ, to mark the film's opening weekend.

It's the sixth largest worldwide debut ever.

Larson greeted excited fans before the screening.

The Brie Larson starrer takes place in the '90s and introduces the Skrulls to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What could be better than watching the actual Captain Marvel in theaters?

In this latest episode, we talk Arrow coming to an end, new Avengers: Endgame footage shown, a HUGE Captain Marvel discussion & so much more!

More news: Woman mauled by jaguar while taking a selfie apologizes to zoo
More news: Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin died Friday at 23
More news: President Trump to seek another $8.6 billion for wall

Captain Marvel's $455 million global opening weekend is the biggest global opening ever for a female-led movie.

Female power has reared up at the box office - in a big way. In fact, "Captain Marvel" just further proves that Feige and Co. have built a bulletproof empire.

Captain Marvel opened with $153 million domestic. That's in part because Marvel has such a strong track record, a hero doesn't need to be a household name to entice audiences.

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.

Featuring select sequences specially formatted exclusively for IMAX® theatres and released on 1,377 IMAX screens worldwide, the film also claimed the Best IMAX March Opening Globally and delivered the Second Best IMAX Marvel Opening Globally behind last year's Avengers: Infinity War. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 percent with $12 million.

Academy Award best-picture victor "Green Book" continued to see one of the largest Oscar bumps in years.

Share