Brie Larson Surprised A Theatre Watching 'Captain Marvel'

Bessie Dean
March 12, 2019

"Captain Marvel" soared higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend.

Disney's Marvel Studios' latest superhero film was unstoppable in its worldwide box office debut this weekend.

Oscar victor Brie Larson delivered a superhero-sized jolt to theaters with her portrayal of the comic-book character "Captain Marvel", waking up fans of blockbuster movies from their long winter slumber.

On Saturday, Disney revealed that between Thursday previews and Friday's showings, "Captain Marvel" earned $61.4 million in the USA, positioning it as the seventh-best Marvel Cinematic opening day domestically, behind the three "Avengers" films, "Black Panther", "Captain America: Civil War" and "Iron Man 3".

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It's also the third best March bow of all time, behind Batman V Superman ($166m) and Beauty and the Beast ($174m).

The custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X
The custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X

According to CNN, the forecast for the North American box office had been $130 million.

Captain Marvel is also the first Marvel superhero movie that's headlined exclusively by a female superhero. Directed by Patty Jenkins - who is hard at work on the sequel, "Wonder Woman 1984" - the movie had an opening weekend of $US103.2 million. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Captain Marvel is a hit.

"Captain Marvel", $153 million ($302 million international).

Universal's third weekend of "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" led the rest of the pack with $14.7 million at 4,402 locations for a 17-day domestic total of $119.7 million. Her comic timing leaves you impressed. Brie Larson gives the character relatability, likeability, and a role model for all.

The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million - almost $70 million above the same frame previous year. Alita: Battle Angel, its closest competitor in terms of the type of audience it appeals to, opened multiple weeks ago.

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