Marvel Studios continues to go higher, further, and faster as Captain Marvel sees success at this weekends box office.
The film hauled in an impressive $153 million at the domestic box office, which is the 7th highest domestic opening weekend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has 21 films too date. The first solo female-led superhero flick for Marvel earned an estimated $455 million worldwide, which is the 6th highest worldwide opening in history, the only five films to make more in history are Avengers: Infinity War, The Fate of the Furious, The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollow pt 2.
Marvel Studios now has seven of the top 20 film debuts in box office history and Walt Disney Studios holds 12 of the top 20.
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman set the bar two years ago for female-led comic book adaptations, scoring $103 million in its domestic opening weekend. Captain Marvel is continuing the success showing us that people want more of these types of films. Black Widow goes into production this year for Marvel Studios, and over on the DC side Wonder Woman 1984 has wrapped filming, with Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie’s popular Harley Quinn is currently in production. So we will get more female-led films comic book films in the future.
The film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Kenneth Mitchell (Joseph Danvers), with Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Marv-Vell).
Captain Marvel is in theaters now! Check out our review of the film here!