Captain Marvel is soaring to all kinds of financial heights this week and that includes officially taking Marvel Studios past $18 billion at the box office.
Courtesy of Variety, the Brie Larson blockbuster blew the doors off the box office when it opened in theaters worldwide this past Friday, taking in over $455 million globally in just three days. As of Tuesday, Captain Marvel has hit $524 million. This officially puts Marvel Studios past $18 billion over the course of 21 films in ten years.
Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is expected once again to, and quite handily so, win the coming weekend’s box office. Current projections are estimating that the first female-led film from Marvel Studios could take in anywhere from $70 to $85 million in its sophomore frame.
As it currently stands, Captain Marvel boasts a number of impressive opening weekend stats, including the largest opening for any female-fronted film, the biggest debut for an introductory superhero movie, as well as the sixth largest debut of any film in history. Much of the film’s success is due to its overwhelmingly positive reception in overseas markets like China, where Captain Marvel just posted the third best opening for a Marvel film with $89 million. Only Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War had better first weekends.
What do you make of these incredible numbers and in such a short time span? Did you predict Captain Marvel would be such a huge success this early on? Or are you just as surprised as the rest of the world? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!
Captain Marvel is now playing in a theater near you. Check out the synopsis:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. The film is now playing.