Captain Marvel looks to be another monster hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe when it lands in theaters on March 8. According to early tracking numbers, the first female-led superhero movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe will open to well over $100 million domestically.
The Hollywood Reporter states studios tracking the metrics for the movie are calling it "giant" and reportedly said there is "unaided awareness and definite interest."
This would make it the biggest box-office debut since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hit theaters last June, with its opening weekend netting $148 million. There is also a chance Captain Marvel could beat out Wonder Woman's opening weekend from 2017. The first female-led movie from in the DC Extended Universe opened to $103 million domestically.
Last year, Avengers: Infinity War opened with a $257 million opening weekend in April and Black Panther opened with $202 million. The latter movie ended up as the highest grossing MCU movie domestically while Infinity War is the fourth highest grossing movie worldwide of all-time.
With that said, Ant-Man and the Wasp only opened to $75 million on the Fourth of July weekend. The movie only made $14 million more in its entire run than Black Panther made in its opening weekend. If the projections for Captain Marvel hold, then it would be a big rebound from Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Captain Marvel is also carried by the fact the character is not only the first female to headline an MCU movie, but is also a character Marvel has made clear will play a major role in Avengers: Endgame. While Ant-Man and the Wasp might have been just another superhero movie, Captain Marvel looks to be must-watch material for people excited to see how the Avengers saga ends.
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 stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, 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 and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.