The Disney/Marvel Studios production stars Brie Larson and is now one of the most successful movies ever made with a woman in the lead role. The last big hit was Warner Bros.'s "Aquaman" opened in late December to $68 million and went on to collect $1.14 billion worldwide. 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. However, the film's take is now estimated to be between $153 million and $157 million.
Captain Marvel is now the third highest March debut of all time in the USA. Perhaps the wisest course of action is to see the film and judge its merits for yourself.
"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the superhero flick opened on International Women's Day, leaning into its inherent girl power. Fans who were going in to watch Captain Marvel were probably taken by the greatest surprise of their lives.
When compared to other worldwide openings, Captain Marvel falls in 6th place, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Fate of the Furious and Avengers: Infinity War, in that order.
Captain Marvel is already skyrocketing up the box office charts after its first full day in theaters on Friday.
Brie Larson serves popcorn to fans at a Captain Marvel screening. The film has been receiving rave reviews from audiences all over the globe and also has a connection with Avengers 4 Endgame which is slated to release on April 26.