Captain Marvel's Opening Weekend Is One Of the Highest-Grossing Ever

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Captain Marvel's opening weekend will become the sixth-highest grossing ever worldwide, with the movie earning approximately $455 million.

According to Exhibitor Relations Co. on Twitter, the film, which was initially expected to take in $100 million stateside, crushed expectations and will earn approximately $153 million at the domestic box office. Overseas, the movie has brought in $302 million. In addition to becoming the sixth-highest grossing opening worldwide, the movie's opening is also the biggest of all-time for a female-fronted film and the second-largest opening for a comic book adaptation.

For comparison, Captain Marvel's debut puts it above Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($450.8 million) and just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($483.2 million). Jurassic World earned $525.5 million, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $529 million and The Fate of the Furious earned $541.9 million. Avengers: Infinity War hold the top spot at $640.5 million.

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As expected, Captain Marvel will secure the third-highest opening domestically for March behind Beauty and the Beast ($174.9 million) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million). Considering that the movie is already halfway there, it seems fairly likely that Captain Marvel will hit $1 billion when all is said and done.

Captain Marvel saw negative backlash after star Brie Larson made comments about creating "more inclusive" press days. She later clarified those remarks, saying, "What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away." The movie's "Want to See" section was then subject to a barrage of negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes later changed its review process, though it claims the attacks against Captain Marvel weren't the reason. Following its release, the movie was again review bombed.

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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 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 the Supreme Intelligence. The movie is in theaters now.

(via Box Office Mojo)

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