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)