Captain Marvel has officially had the biggest ever opening for a Marvel solo movie debut. Starring Brie Larson, Captain Marvel kicked off its opening weekend with £12.75m from 655 cinemas. This has garnered the movie the biggest ever three-day opening for a Marvel standalone film.
How much has Captain Marvel made at the box office?
As of writing, Captain Marvel has a worldwide total taking of £365.98 million ($479 m).
In North America, the film opened to £116m ($153 m) over its debut weekend.
Captain Marvel is the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The standalone film has delivered the franchise’s seventh largest opening weekend of all time.
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Captain Marvel also earned more over its first three days than the combined totals of any previous three-day weekend in 2019.
Captain Marvel has the third highest March opening of all-time, the fifth highest international opening weekend of all-time, and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever.
Over its opening weekend, Captain Marvel earned 68 percent of the whole UK box office takings.
The scattered reviews popping up on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB have not derailed Captain Marvel’s box office success.
And in response to the easy tampering of the aforementioned sites, journalists and fans alike are looking to new sources for a read on ‘genuine fan’ response.
CinemaScore is one such resource, and they give Captain Marvel an A rating.
CinemaScore is trusted and respected due to the fact that they poll moviegoers as they leave the cinema.
This means it is one of the rare metrics that actually guarantees the people responding have seen the movie and are as agenda-free as possible.
Captain Marvel compares well to its contemporaries, according to CinemaScore.
Black Panther received an A+, Avengers: Infinity War got an A, and Ant-Man and the Wasp picked up an A-.
The plot of Captain Marvel reads: “Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.
“Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.
“With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.”
Captain Marvel is now playing in cinemas.