Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is probably going to crush a few box office records when the film releases in theaters next month, but “Captain Marvel” is busy crushing records of her own. In the film’s follow-up week in theaters “Captain Marvel” flew past the $200M mark domestically, getting closer to the coveted $500M milestone. That’s a pretty terrific pace for a film that has only been in theaters for two weekends.
“Captain Marvel” is already March’s third-highest opening film of all time, behind “Avengers: Infinity War” at number one and “Batman vs. Superman” at number two. The new Marvel installment opened with $153M domestically last weekend, bumping “The Hunger Games” down to the number four spot on March’s chart.
The new superhero also earned second place on Marvel‘s solo character debut chart. Captain Marvel’s opening is behind Black Panther’s $202M debut, but above “Iron Man’s” $98.6M opening. As we reported earlier, “Captain Marvel” was also the fifth-largest opening of all-time for an IMAX launch. The film’s opening earned the theaters $36.1M globally and is the only non-sequel film ever to reach the top five. The current top five IMAX Global Opening Weekends are now “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Captain Marvel.”
At the time this article was written, “Captain Marvel” was also sitting high on RottenTomatoes’ chart in the Marvel film category. Captain Marvel has a 79% overall rating from critics, with a 62% rating from audiences. That’s almost the same rating that “Iron Man 3,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and “Thor” earned. Since all of those characters went on to fight in other blockbusters, Captain Marvel seems to be doing just fine.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed “Captain Marvel” for Marvel. The film features Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, Jude Law, and Annette Bening.
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