Trolls’ attempt to blast the newest MCU film have definitely backfired as Captain Marvel breaks its own projections.
The the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Brie Larson in the first female led Marvel movie opened March 8 to mostly great reviews by fans and critics alike bringing in $153 million in the US and $455 worldwide.
This makes it the 6th largest opening weekend in history and the 2nd largest for a Marvel (non-team-up) movie, barely trailing Black Panther which had a $202 million domestic opening in 2018. This is despite the efforts of trolls trying to slam the film and it’s female star on sites such as Rotten Tomatoes before it opened.
Captain Marvel had the fifth highest international opening of all time and the 6th largest worldwide debut ever. Polls show opening weekend audiences averaged 55% male and 45% female and were 25 or older.
Not only does this bode well for Marvel, but opens the door to other female-driven films cementing their place at the box office opened by Wonder Woman in 2017. It also makes a sequel pretty much a certainty after Captain Marvel’s appearance in next-months long awaited Avengers: Endgame of course. It may also bring us a step closer to the long-rumored Black Widow stand-alone movie.
Lori has been a science-fiction fan since the age of 12. She is owner of Scifispace.com as well as Scifi-Collector.com and previously chaired science fiction conventions.