The mighty “Captain Marvel” has soared past the $1B mark at the global box office, reaching the lofty goal in just over a month. “Captain Marvel” is only the third solo-superhero installment from Marvel to make over $1B worldwide, and the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to hit the milestone.
In solo installments, “Iron Man 3” was the first character film to reach $1B. The film released in 2013 and went on to make over $1.2B at the global box office. “Captain America: Civil War” was the next film in that category to reach the goal, making over $1.1B worldwide in 2016. The only other solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reach $1B worldwide was “Black Panther,” which made $1.3B in 2018.
In the larger team-up films, all of the installments passed the $1B mark. “The Avengers” released in 2012 and made over $1.5B worldwide, followed by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015 which made $1.4B. “Avengers: Infinity War” released in 2018 and holds the current Marvel box office record with a $2B worldwide gross.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed “Captain Marvel” for the studio. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou, and Lashana Lynch.
The next installment to the franchise is “Avengers: Endgame” from directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the script for the film, which releases next month. Anticipating a big box office debut, we broke down the dozens of records that “Avengers: Endgame” hopes to beat when it hits theaters on April 26th. Marvel’s “The Avengers” has a perfect track record for hitting the $1B mark, but it will be interesting to see if “Avengers: Endgame” can beat the “Avengers: Infinity War” $257M opening weekend, or the $2B global box office record.
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