'Captain Marvel' soars to $153 million launch

'Captain Marvel' soars to $153 million launch

'Captain Marvel' soars to $153 million launch

Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson in the lead role, is the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

It did that and then some.

What's cooler than seeing Captain Marvel in theaters on opening weekend? Overseas, "Captain Marvel" pulled in a massive $302 million, including $89 million in China, representing the fifth-highest global opening weekend ever. "It just took me using the power that I've been given now as Captain Marvel". That's also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, behind only last year's Avengers: Infinity War.

According to a statement, the film earned Rs 15.49 crore (GBOC - Gross box office collection) on day one, Rs 16.79 crore GBOC on day two and Rs 16.19 crore GBOC on day three, taking the total to Rs 48.47 crore.

Like the "Force Awakens" sequel "The Last Jedi", "Captain Marvel" had to tangle with trolls who sought to lessen the film's impact.

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The film also makes history as the most successful feature to be directed or co-directed by a woman; it's co-helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who also co-wrote the screenplay.

Black Panther broke records around the world past year, becoming only the third film in history to gross over $700 million in the United States and Canada - taking a worldwide box office total of $1.346 billion. Now we're just doing what's natural.

It's not unusual for Hollywood stars to drop in on their own films during opening, especially if the movie is playing in Los Angeles. When a Kree soldier calling herself Vers (Brie Larson) crash lands on Earth, Fury gets his very first taste of what the cosmos have to offer and finds himself right in the middle of a longstanding conflict between the extraterrestrial Kree and Skrulls. Until recently, that little scene was the closest thing that Carol Danvers had to a big screen presence in the franchise, so it's only natural that so many fan questions concerning the heroine come back to that one pager. If you didn't see the movie over the weekend, but plan to do so in the near future, you're best off skipping this video until after you've seen it.

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.

For Disney, it's a strong start for a year littered with tentpole releases, some of which are sure to surpass "Captain Marvel", including: "Avengers: Endgame", "Toy Story 4", a remake of "The Lion King" and the next "Star Wars" movie.

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