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“Captain Marvel” Punches In $455 Million On Opening Weekend

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Captain Marvel, the first Marvel Studios and Disney superhero film with a female lead, opened with an estimated whopping weekend ticket sales of $455 million: $153 million in North American theatres and $302 million taken in internationally.This crowns it the sixth highest global debut ever, according to Variety, and the best domestic start for a superhero film since Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther opened last year with $202 million.

The film stars Brie Larson, winner of a 2016 Best Actress Oscar for Room, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Annette Bening and Jude Law.

Larson acts as Carol Danvers, a former fighter pilot who gains superhuman powers in a fluke accident and finds herself in the middle of a galactic conflict. Check out the trailer below.

The film, which opened on 8th March, International Women’s Day, was co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Following Captain Marvel in the weekend’s top 10 films in North America’s box office were the following:

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($14.7 million)
  • A Madea Family Funeral ($12.1 million)
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part ($3.8 million)
  • Alita: Battle Angel ($3.2 million)
  • Green Book ($2.5 million)
  • Isn’t It Romantic ($2.4 million)
  • Fighting With My Family ($2.2 million)
  • Greta ($2.2 million)
  • Apollo 11 ($1.3 million)

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