Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

NewsGeneralRead Captain Marvel pulls in $455 million worldwide on opening weekend
By Robin Leigh Chetty

NewsGeneralRead Captain Marvel pulls in $455 million worldwide on opening weekend By Robin Leigh Chetty

The film, which is Marvel Studios' first female-led feature, wrapped up the weekend with $153 million at the North American domestic box office.

The box office success - taking $455 million around the world including £13 million in the United Kingdom - comes despite a concerted campaign of online abuse from Marvel diehards opposed to Larson's casting.

The movie also sits behind "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" $158 million opening as the second-highest debut for a film with a solo female lead.

That's exactly what happened for cinema-goers about to watch Captain Marvel in New Jersey, when Carol Danvers herself, Brie Larson, turned up for a surprise visit on Saturday.

"Captain Marvel" landed an A CinemaScore.

The movie, starring Brie Larson as Danvers, took in $153 million U.S. in its first weekend in North American theatres. The opening marks the third-biggest ever for the month of March and the seventh-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of all time.

The latest movie from Walt Disney Co.'s (NYSE: DIS) Marvel Comics division opened with North American weekend sales of $153 million USA and a global weekend take at $455 million US, the sixth-biggest worldwide opening for a film ever.

"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies.

The total globally is $455 million.

"As the first female-fronted superhero film, it's ideal timing for Captain Marvel to be released on International Women's Day".

Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the film stars Brie Larson in the title role. "People just push us away once the movement gains momentum and act like we were never really there".

"If you want to just enjoy it, you totally can, but there a lot of aspects to it that I think are worth talking with your friends and family about". Captain Marvel is in theaters now.

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