As expected, the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - Captain Marvel - went straight to number one at the U.S. box office. The latest Marvel offering also continued the studio's domination overseas, with a $302 million opening weekend, putting the total gross over three days at $455 million.
If "Captain Marvel" follows "Rogue One's" trajectory, it will also become the first female-led superhero movie to cross the billion-dollar mark in global gross.
Comscore's senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian remarked on Captain Marvel's success, praising the Avengers: Endgame actress' historic performance as "just what blockbuster starved audiences have been waiting for". The film also represented IMAX's best March opening and the second highest Marvel opening for IMAX globally. Captain Marvel continues IMAX's strong box office momentum in China, with its 2019 year-to-date box office in the mainland market now up approximately 60.7% over 2018. Jackson is back on the big screen as Fury with a very significant supporting role in Captain Marvel. "You guys are so awesome to come opening weekend". Brie Larson gave fans catching a screening of "Captain Marvel" a thrill by serving them snacks, taking selfies and thanking them for seeing her new flick. DC's first female-led superhero film - starring Gal Gadot a directed by Patty Jenkins - launched with $103 million at the domestic box office.More news: Michael Jackson statue removed from National Football Museum
In terms of all films, superhero or not, Captain Marvel had the sixth-best opening weekend of all-time. Brie Larson, 29, the star of the box office smash, dropped in to surprise some moviegoers. In 2017, "Wonder Woman" paved the way in hinting to Hollywood that (shocker!) audiences will still turn out for a movie centered on a female protagonist.
Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters!