Last month, initial projections estimated Captain Marvel would take in approximately $140 million during its opening weekend. However, Carol Danvers' first solo film is looking to go even higher and further, as that number has now been upped to $160 million.
The long-range estimates come courtesy of Box Office Pro, which also projects the film will surpass $400 million at the domestic box office. As we're still a little over a month out, these estimates are far from certain, and it's entirely possible Captain Marvel could overperform or underperform. It's noteworthy that while estimates can be rather close, films such as Wonder Woman and Black Panther have proven that are plenty of factors that can propel a movie well past reported projections.
While the #CaptainMarvel challenge isn't working as well as the #BlackPantherChallenge, pre-sale tickets for the feature are already out-performing some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest entries. Should these numbers hold, Captain Marvel looks set to open between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million) and Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million). Even more impressive, should the film actually go on to surpass $400 million domestically as expected, it would become only the fourth solo title in the MCU to do so -- following Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.
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, McKenna Grace as young Carol, and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The film arrives March 8, 2019.