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

Captain Marvel

It did that and then some.

The latest Marvel film was estimated for a $125 million opening weekend.

The film, which is Marvel Studios' first female-led feature, wrapped up the weekend with $153 million at the North American domestic box office.

Meanwhile, Brie previously revealed she hopes "Captain Marvel" will spark a global conversation about diversity. It was eclipsed by Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and all three Avengers films. The real question is whether it has staying power at the box office.

"It was an incredible experience to see her selling popcorn and interacting with her fans", said Susana Moimenta, who attended the movie with her younger cousins, told NJ.com. This success all but ensures a sequel and, presumably, opens the door for more female-led superhero films in the future.

Hope begins with a hero, it's not something that only the makers of Captain Marvel believe in. That's in addition to the biggest opening for the month of March. How about having Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson serving you popcorn?

But, as with pretty much every Marvel movie these days, it also has a whole bunch of Easter Eggs, references and wider allusions to the Marvel canon.

"Parking lot for Captain Marvel 90% empty today".

'You see that in their track record.

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" comes in second with $14.7 million, while "A Madea Family Funeral" is third with $12 million. Worldwide grosses were especially strong, led by $89.3 million in China, where "Captain Marvel" trailed only "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" among Marvel releases. Before "Aquaman" swam along to show moviegoers that "Wonder Woman" wasn't a fluke, Princess Diana had to also show that Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe could hold its own in the superhero genre.

"Captain Marvel" scared away any new wide releases.

Larson's Captain Marvel character is also expected to appear in "Avengers: Endgame" due out April 26.

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