Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is set to achieve yet another box office milestone today as the film prepares to cross $200 million stateside.
After taking in another $9.2 million at the domestic box office, Captain Marvel finished Thursday with just under $197 million. Today, in its eighth day in release, the film is set to pass the $200 million mark stateside. For comparisons' sake, that's two days ahead of fellow Marvel Studios flick Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took nine days to hit $200 million. Captain Marvel is expected to take in anywhere between $60-$70 million in its second weekend, enough to secure the top spot once again.
The film should also cross another impressive milestone this weekend as it nears $600 million worldwide. As of Thursday, the film was sitting at $575.5 million at the global box office, and that's with $378.8 million from international markets alone. With Captain Marvel set to open in Japan today and the film eyeing at least another $60 million domestically this weekend, the film should easily surpass $600 million by Sunday night -- putting it on track to cross $700 million by next week, and well on its way towards $1 billion worldwide.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel is in theaters now and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as Mar-Vell/the Supreme Intelligence.