Projections for Carol Danvers' big-screen debut continue to fly higher, further and faster, as Captain Marvel looks to give Marvel Studios one of its biggest releases in China.
Tracking indicates the film will also do extremely well overseas and particularly in China. Chinese box office tracker Gavin Feng posted estimates for Captain Marvel on Twitter that suggest the film could open between $85-$95 million, making it one of Marvel Studios' biggest hits in the region.
And yes, there is a strong possibility for Carol to make more. Captain Marvel is also higher than Venom, which made $110.2M on 3-day opening, in advance ticket sale at the same point. In terms of superhero films, Carol is only behind Thanos in Chinese pre-sale. #CaptainMarvel— Gavin Feng (@gavinfeng97) March 2, 2019
Should these estimates hold, that would put Captain Marvel's earnings in the country well ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Black Panther. These numbers indicate the film could open on par with Captain America: Civil War, which brought in $93.6 million before going on to earn $180.7 million. The only two MCU movies that Captain Marvel is currently tracking behind are Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.
It's noteworthy that Captain Marvel could soar above current estimates. As it stands, the film is performing better than Sony's Venom in terms of early ticket sales -- and that movie earned more than $110.2 million over its opening three days.
Captain Marvel is currently tracking for an impressive $140 million opening stateside, although experts suggest those numbers are still on the conservative side and that the film could very well go on to beat expectations. Long-range tracking has the film eyeing a $440 million domestic haul at the end of its theatrical run. While Marvel movies generally do well domestically, a majority of the box office comes from international markets such as China, which plays a huge role in a given film's success. Should these numbers hold, Captain Marvel could easily find itself breaking $1 billion at the worldwide box office -- especially if other international markets prove as strong as China.
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 Yon-Rogg, 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.
(via Screen Rant)