'Captain Marvel' lands the sixth-biggest debut of all time

'Captain Marvel' lands the sixth-biggest debut of all time

Captain Marvel earned an estimated US$89.3 million there, making it Marvel's third-best Chinese opening, behind Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War.

Oscar victor Brie Larson delivered a superhero-sized jolt to theaters with her portrayal of the comic-book character "Captain Marvel", waking up fans of blockbuster movies from their long winter slumber. Global grosses were especially strong, led by $89.3 million in China, where "Captain Marvel" trailed only "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" among Marvel releases. The movie is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The race relations drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali has raked in $162.1 million internationally, including $44.2 million in China, more than double the domestic take. This marks the fifth highest global opening weekend of all-time and the second biggest super-hero weekend behind only Avengers: Infinity War. I think you see that in their box office.

Captain Marvel is also the first Marvel superhero movie that's headlined exclusively by a female superhero. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. This week's Captain Marvel continues the MCU's trend to end its films with short scenes that range from those that have huge implications for Avengers: Endgame to those that are more frivolous in nature.

The film garnered an "A" CinemaScore from audiences and a 79% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Audiences in the US and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 per cent male and 45 per cent female.

Celebrating the release of the film of the same name, the "Captain Marvel Integrated Event" continues through March 17 at Paragon Cineplex, on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon.

Terrible, just terrible. How dare she.

Are you charmed by Brie Larson's theater visit? A lot of the credit for that goes to Disney's captive audience of Marvel fans; the studio can virtually count on a certain segment of the audience showing up for every movie, given that they're all part of a connected story.

Fox's Alita: Battle Angel drew $468,000 in its fourth, reaching $10.2 million.

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