Disney-Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" had a huge opening weekend, grossing $153 million in its domestic debut. Brie Larson gave fans catching a screening of "Captain Marvel" a thrill by serving them snacks, taking selfies and thanking them for seeing her new flick.
If "Captain Marvel" follows "Rogue One's" trajectory, it will also become the first female-led superhero movie to cross the billion-dollar mark in global gross.
Captain Marvel is now in cinemas.
It's the sixth largest worldwide debut ever.
Captain Marvel featured select scenes specially formatted for IMAX theatres with an expanded aspect ratio, which means audiences get to see up to 26% more picture than standard theatres, only in IMAX. "You guys are so awesome to come opening weekend". Despite trolls continuing to post negative reviews, audiences overwhelmingly loved it, giving the film an A Cinemascore, with 80 percent of critics liking it as well, according to Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, "Captain Marvel" just further proves that Feige and Co. have built a bulletproof empire. Disney positioned "Captain Marvel" to be a key link between "Avengers: Infinity War" and its follow-up, "Avengers: Endgame", the epic conclusion that arrives in theaters this summer.More news: Tottenham First Draw In Premier League Season
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"Marvel Studios once again proves that stories combining diverse perspectives and different experiences make great movies that play to everybody".
Audiences in the US and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 percent with $12 million.
"Captain Marvel" scared away any new wide releases. The film stars Julianne Moore and a middle-aged Los Angeles divorcee.
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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.