Brie Larson surprised fans at 'Captain Marvel' screening and served them popcorn

Captain Marvel one of many superhero movies meant to empower and spark conversation

‘Captain Marvel’ Cheers Theaters After a Dismal Start to 2019

The movie also topped the global box office, opening with $302 million on its first weekend.

The result came in at the high end of expectations for Captain Marvel, and ranks as one of Marvel's most successful character debuts. That's in addition to the biggest opening for the month of March.

Cast member Brie Larson interacts with fans at the premiere for the movie "Captain Marvel" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 4, 2019.

In the US the film garnered an estimated $153 million during its debut. Regardless, Captain Marvel is now the seventh highest opening for the MCU. Perhaps the wisest course of action is to see the film and judge its merits for yourself.

Hope begins with a hero, it's not something that only the makers of Captain Marvel believe in.

"Captain Marvel" was also the box office queen in North America, taking in a spectacular 153 million USA dollars in its debut weekend.

"Captain Marvel" soared higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend.

Captain Marvel one of many superhero movies meant to empower and spark conversation
'Captain Marvel' dominates the box office in another stellar superhero opening weekend for Disney

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. Helmed by Anna and Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel had created a lot of buzz much before the release due to its connection with Avengers 4 Endgame.

"I know it's exciting and fun to be like, 'Will it sink or will it float?' 'What's going to happen?' 'Can women exist in the world?' 'We're not sure yet!' But women have been opening movies since the silent era", Larson told The Hollywood Reporter.

A still from the film "Captain Marvel."./VCG Photo‍.

Captain Marvel marks the big screen debut of Carol Danvers, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Academy Award victor Brie Larson.

Despite vocal distaste from some social media users, who drove the film to a low Rotten Tomatoes audience score, movie theatre pollsters CinemaScore recorded an average "A" grade from those they surveyed after screenings.

Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie became one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman during its historic opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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