Marvel Studios has done it again.
Captain Marvel, the twenty-first film from the hugely successful studio, landed with a powerful $153 million domestically and an unbelievable $455 million globally. The film made more money in its first three days than the combined totals of any three-day weekend so far this year and has already broken even for Disney.
The film now boasts the franchise’s seventh-highest opening ever. If that doesn’t sound too impressive, let’s take a look at a few more figures that might help paint a clear picture:
1.) Captain Marvel just had the highest-grossing opening weekend of any introductory superhero film in history.
2.) With $455 million, Captain Marvel is the sixth largest worldwide debut ever.
3.) Box office expectations were not the only thing Captain Marvel broke this weekend. It shattered the glass ceiling with the best opening of all-time for a female-led film.
4.) With $89 million in China, Captain Marvel claims the third-best opening weekend for any MCU film in the market, behind only Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
5.) The first female-led MCU film also landed the third largest debut for a March release.
Captain Marvel is certainly the jolt that the 2019 box office needed after failing lousily to stay up to par with the week-to-week results of 2018 and with a positive “A” CinemaScore, the film’s weekly take should hold strong.
DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was the runner-up this weekend, taking in an additional $14.7 million. Domestically, the threequel is still flying strong at just shy of $120 million. Worldwide, that number jumps up to $435 million.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral dropped an average -55% in its second frame, delivering $12 million. The film currently stands just shy of $46 in North America.
Entering its fifth week of release and taking the number four slot is WB’s The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which took in $3.8 million as it crawls its way to the $100 million domestic benchmark. Worldwide, the film has stacked $164.4 million.
And finally, rounding out the top five 20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel with an additional $3.2 million. The film dipped -56% from last weekend. Domestically, the costly production has kicked up a meager $78 million. Globally, the film looks to be in better shape at $382.6 million; however, it still has yet to break even for the studio.
What do you make of this weekend’s box office results? Are you in shock and awe at Captain Marvel‘s numbers or were you expecting it to go intergalactic? Sound off in the comments below and let me know!