'Captain Marvel' Flies High With $456 Million Worldwide Debut

Tanya Cunningham
March 12, 2019

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. Captain Marvel holds the distinction of being Marvel Studios' first female-led solo superhero movie, but with its strong debut this past weekend, it'll probably soon be joined by plenty more.

And the MCU instalment is also the seventh biggest Marvel debut of all time - coming in behind Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3. Internationally, the film pulled in a whopping $302 million, which makes the movie the second-highest internationally grossing superhero movie behind Avengers: Infinity War.

Captain Marvel is just the latest example of these trolls failing miserably. Happily, after the movie's opening weekend, it seems the flick has gone higher, further, and faster at the box office. The North American tally surpasses those suggested by analysts by a fair margin, and the Chinese opening brought in an additional $89 million.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as the title character. Global numbers bring the film's total opening weekend sales to a whopping $455 million.

We know what Project Goliath is - that was Hank Pym and Bill Foster's aborted experiments with growth serum, which led to their falling out at S.H.I.E.L.D. attempting to recreate Pym Particles. The film also delivered all-time biggest IMAX openings in 12 worldwide territories, including Germany, Ukraine, India and Puerto Rico. Captain Marvel is in theaters now. 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.

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