The big release of “Captain Marvel” is still two months away but eager fans can already grab their tickets for opening night. Advanced tickets for “Captain Marvel” are already available on the Fandango app (iOS, Google Play) and online, and Marvel fans can scoop them up while they are available.
Tickets for the big event are sure to go fast, if you want to set a reminder, “Captain Marvel” opens in theaters on Friday, March 8.
In a recent Fandango survey of over 3,500 moviegoers, “Captain Marvel” was one of the top three most anticipated films of 2019. The film’s star, Brie Larson, was overwhelmingly voted as the top actress that fans are excited to see this year.
“‘Captain Marvel’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and for good reason,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Not only is it Marvel Studios’ first female-lead film, but their track record is outstanding and moviegoers are super-excited to watch Brie Larson become Marvel’s latest – and most powerful – superhero in her biggest role to date.”
Disney has had a lot of luck in March, and “Captain Marvel” has some big numbers to beat if it wants to top the charts for the month. The biggest opening weekend for the month of March was Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” back in 2017, the film made over $174.7M over its opening weekend. Second-place belongs to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with $166M, and “The Hunger Games” remains in third-place with its $152.5M opening weekend.
This new Marvel installment will be a prequel to the events in other Marvel movies and is set in the 1990s. “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen timeline in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but fans will probably find a wide-array of Easter eggs and plot-connections to other Marvel properties within the story.
“Captain Marvel” was directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and the screenplay was written by Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Looking back at the MCU over the years, all of the character intro films have done extremely well for the studio. “Iron Man” made his debut back in 2008, making $98M on his opening weekend before grossing $585M globally. “The Incredible Hulk” was another 2008 release, the green giant made $55M on his opening weekend before grossing $263M worldwide. “Captain America” made $65M on his opening weekend in 2011, that film then went on to gross over $370M worldwide. “Thor” also debuted in 2011, bringing in $65M on opening weekend before grossing $449M worldwide. While not technically a solo debut, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” group was introduced in 2014 and made $94M on opening weekend before making over $773M worldwide. The tiny hero “Ant-Man” hit the scene in 2015 and made $57M on the film’s opening weekend before making $519M globally. Next up was “Doctor Strange,” that film made $85M on opening weekend and grossed over $677M worldwide. “Black Panther” broke the bank for Marvel, making over $202M on opening weekend before grossing $1.3B worldwide.