Friday, 22 March, 2019

Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

Captain Marvel’ unstoppable at the box office in debut weekend	 	 	 			Image courtesy Marvel Studios Captain Marvel’ unstoppable at the box office in debut weekend Image courtesy Marvel Studios
Charles Bowen | 12 March, 2019, 01:55

And the amount sees Captain Marvel secure its spot as the seventh biggest Marvel debut of all time.

"It just took me using the power that I've been given now as Captain Marvel".

Captain Marvel's box office performance went higher, further, faster than even its sky-high industry tracking estimates.

The superhero film, which stars Brie Larson as the titular character and her alter ego Carol Danvers, has wrapped up the weekend with $153 million at the domestic box office - the third largest March opening following 2017's "Beauty and the Beast" with $174 million and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" with $166 million.

But Disney saw a strong Thursday and Friday at the Box Office, seeing takings soar.

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Hollywood is a numbers town and the box office figures don't lie - which is why movie execs will be busy planning a fresh slate of diverse superhero films.

Overseas, the film grossed $22 million from 964 worldwide IMAX screens, achieving the best global Marvel IMAX opening record and second-highest IMAX global opening Weekend.

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. And considering the movie's incredible performance compared to the standard solo debut like Ant-Man or Doctor Strange, it's clear that audiences are eager for more female-led stories.

"About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male", Larson said when asked about her reasons for choosing Keah Brown as her interviewer for Marie Claire.

Oh, there will plenty of more chances for Brie to bust out the Captain Marvel tracksuit for more surprise appearances. "Now we're just doing what's natural".

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