Opening weekend for Disney’s Marvel Studios’ latest superhero film really was higher, further, faster as “Captain Marvel” took in an estimated $455 million globally. By the numbers this is the sixth biggest global opening ever.
The movie, which stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, had a domestic rake worth $153 million. That well exceeded forecasts in the neighborhood of $130 million. This is the 3rd largest March opening of all-time.
At $302 million the international opening ranks as the 5th highest of all time. The global total was helped by an $89 million opening in China – which has become the world’s second largest movie market. The largest international market yet to open is Japan, so next week could be pretty good too.
Here’s what the stars of the movie had to say after seeing the movie:
“Captain Marvel” was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to be directed by a woman and the first to feature a female superhero in the title role. I think it’s pretty clear that the myth about women led films not being able to draw at the box office has been busted.
As the bridge film between Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, and the 21st Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, “Captain Marvel” had the 7th largest opening of the Marvel franchise.
Captain Marvel’s next serious competition at the box office is Shazam, which doesn’t open until April 5th, so it could potentially do north of $800M.
What are your guesses for where Captain Marvel will end up on the list for all Marvel movies?