It did that and then some. However, it took in another $11.6 million internationally to bring its overseas total over $300 million for a not-too-shabby worldwide take of over $382 million, with a cross over the $400 million mark likely by next weekend.
It's also earned another pretty unbelievable honor: becoming the biggest opening weekend box office earnings ever for a female-fronted film.
Only The Avengers movies, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3 have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe. Brie Larson also filmed her role in Avengers: Endgame before her solo film, and she is seen in a new costume during the mid-credits scene as well.
Female power has reared up at the box office - in a big way.
He can be seen reading a movie script and running lines when the hero checks to see if he is the Skrull she is looking for. This success all but ensures a sequel and, presumably, opens the door for more female-led superhero films in the future.
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The actor was involved in a auto accident in 1996 in California which resulted in a neck injury which damaged his vocal cords. Notably, Vincent previously endured a bad infection that caused him to have to have his right leg amputated in 2012.
Captain Marvel had 58,000 user review scores within hours of its release, which, as the Hollywood Reporter noted, "is more than the total of audience score reviews for Avengers: Infinity War for its entire theatrical run". The movie will stand behind Black Panther, which opened to $200 million previous year. However, he's not reading one of his own lines so it could mean that the late Marvel icon wasn't playing himself in Captain Marvel. The U.K. generated $16.8 million, the third highest March launch for that market. Oh, and it had the sixth best worldwide opening of any film ever. Males accounted for 55 percent of audiences, while 74 percent of moviegoers were over the age of 25.
This makes it the fifth highest global opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time - with Avengers: Infinity War taking the top spot at an opening of $640m.
"Parking lot for Captain Marvel 90% empty today".
In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help. It made $1.3 million from 285 locations, including many IMAX screens.
Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel follows the story of Larson's character Carol Danvers as she navigates a monumental war between two alien races which transcends galaxies.