After an incredibly strong first week in theaters, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel will continue to dominate the box office this weekend, taking top spot and passing two major milestones in the process.
Despite a 54% drop as compared to its first weekend, Captain Marvel will earn around $70 million. This will put it past $266 million at the domestic box office, with the film expected to cross $700 million worldwide by Sunday's end. This also indicates Captain Marvel is on track to finish around $400 million stateside when all is said and done.
As of Friday, Captain Marvel's global haul was around $594 million, which will only increase as international numbers solidify. The film opened in Japan yesterday, its final international market. However, China remains its top grossing foreign market for the film, which has taken in an impressive $104 million in the region since its release.
The film's second weekend slightly outperforms 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took in $65.2 million, and falls just behind 2002's Spider-Man, which pulled in $71.4 million.
Part of the film's success in its sophomore weekend is reportedly due to a "significant jump" in attendance from women under 25 years of age. Captain Marvel is also said to have benefited from the surprise release of a brand new Avengers: Endgame trailer, in which she makes a brief appearance.
With little to no competition until Us and Dumbo release, Captain Marvel is likely to hit $1 billion worldwide sooner rather than later.
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 the Supreme Intelligence.