Captain Marvel Sky Rockets With USD 455 Million At The Worldwide Box Office

Captain Marvel Sky Rockets With USD 455 Million At The Worldwide Box Office

Marvel’s first female superhero movie Captain Marvel rakes in $455 million in worldwide weekend haul.

Brie Larson starrer Captain Marvel  received too much negativity even before the film was released. The users on Rotten Tomatoes rated bad and trolled it even before the release of movie. But after the movie release, the box office collection shut all the speculations. Captain Marvel went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters led by a female superhero.

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As a character that first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968,Carol Susan Jane Danvers was previously less known than the male counterpart heroes. However, Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, Captain Marvel earned $455 million globally thereby making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman.

The movie starring Brie Larson made an estimated $153 million in North America. It surpassed expectations of analysts who predicted that the film would make about $130 million in North America. From the sluggish start of the year, “Captain Marvel” is a boost to the movie industry.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers movies, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3 have opened better. “She definitely pushed us higher, further, faster,” said Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff.

It’s breaking other records too. The movie is the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. Also, the only movie with a female lead which has opened better globally was ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The movie earned 51% more than Wonder Woman’s opening weekend, so by default, it’s the biggest female-led superhero launch of all time.

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The movie also features Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou  among others in significant roles. Captain Marvel will also be seen in the conclusion of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Endgame, which releases on April 26.

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