Captain Marvel Saves The Box Office With Global Gross Of $455 Million


Only The Avengers movies, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3 have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe. The real question is whether it has staying power at the box office. The $302 million that Captain Marvel made for its opening weekend is the sixth-biggest opening in the history of movies on a worldwide basis.

Cast member Brie Larson interacts with fans at the premiere for the movie "Captain Marvel" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 4, 2019.

With Captain Marvel now in theaters, I was lucky enough to get a little time to chat with Jackson.

Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff said the results show that "Captain Marvel" again tapped into the worldwide fan base for MCU movies and credited Marvel president Feige with expanding the diversity of superheroes, with Larson as the first female lead character. The North American tally surpasses those suggested by analysts by a fair margin, and the Chinese opening brought in an additional $89 million. Nine of the Top 10 Captain Marvel locations in China were IMAX.

Number two at the box office this past weekend was last week's leader, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, followed by A Madea Family Funeral, Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Alita: Battle Angel.

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.

"As the first female-fronted superhero film, it's ideal timing for Captain Marvel to be released on International Women's Day. People just push us away once the movement gains momentum and act like we were never really there". I want to go out of my way to connect the dots.

"I'm very curious about how the story in "Captain Marvel" connects with "Avengers: Infinity War".