The movie, Marvel's first to be featured exclusively by a female hero, is headed toward the second biggest global opening of any superhero movie behind Avengers: Infinity War and the 6th best global box office debut ever.
"Thankfully "Captain Marvel's" superpowers extend to the box office realm and as expected provided a much-needed box office boost that the 2019 box office has been waiting for with a positively out of this world debut", Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian tells Variety. Captain Marvel has also scored an "A" CinemaScore grade and Disney CEO Bob Iger couldn't be prouder, as he took to Twitter to praise the movie for how well it's been performing.
The movie also topped the global box office, opening with $302 million on its first weekend.
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This gives Captain Marvel one of the top North American opening weekends in the MCU, and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. If box office projections hold true, Captain Marvel could cement itself as the seventh-highest opener in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the second-highest debut for a Marvel origin story-just behind Black Panther.
Captain Marvel is out in theatres now.
On Friday Disney owned-Marvel Studios released their first female-fronted superhero movie, Captain Marvel. The film is set in 1995 and showcases how Carol Danvers discovers who she really is and then becomes Captain Marvel. Yes, Brie Larson was serving away popcorn and soda to movie watchers. In North America, the film earned $14.1 million from 411 IMAX runs to mark IMAX's second-biggest domestic March opening ever. Rotten Tomatoes is now at an 80% critics score, with 57% of the audience stating they liked it.