Captain Marvel fights off online trolls with $455m opening weekend

Bessie Dean
March 13, 2019

Captain Marvel raked in a whopping $153 million (£117 million) during its debut weekend in the USA.

While the hype around Captain Marvel was huge leading up to its March 7 release, there was some chatter about if the world was indeed ready for a female superhero to lead its own series.

Comscore's senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian remarked on Captain Marvel's success, praising the Avengers: Endgame actress' historic performance as "just what blockbuster starved audiences have been waiting for". The Captain Marvel box office received an even bigger push internationally, soaring past $455 million at the global box office to become the sixth-highest worldwide debut ever.

Oh, there will plenty of more chances for Brie to bust out the Captain Marvel tracksuit for more surprise appearances.

Brie Larson took the time to thank some lucky fans who went to see Captain Marvel over the weekend - in a pretty unforgettable way!

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How much did Captain Marvel make at the Box Office?

The movie gives Marvel its second-best opening for an origin story, with only last year's Black Panther raking in more at $202 million.

The opening weekend takings are also the biggest for a female-led film. With films like this, that do end up going worldwide, because a lot of the time, with smaller movies, you don't know if they will or not, it means you get to have a really extensive conversation, and I'm so grateful that this film has so many pockets in it. 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. Captain Marvel is in theaters now.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe.

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