'Captain Marvel' smashes box office opening weekend

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The late Marvel Comics co-creator, who passed away on 12 November 2018, made one of his final MCU outings in the Brie Larson-led superhero movie in a train sequence with Carol Danvers.

It did that and then some. It was even bigger internationally, raking in $302 million worldwide for a grand total of $455 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend.

And the MCU instalment is also the seventh biggest Marvel debut of all time - coming in behind Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3.

Captain Marvel is also the first Marvel superhero movie that's headlined exclusively by a female superhero. In the past year alone we've seen a trend of successful superhero movies, including Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Spiderverse - each of which has exceeded expectations and helped prove that audiences are hungry for diverse representation on screen.

The movie's success again shows that audiences want to see films that are more representative of themselves.

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Captain Marvel has already sky rocketed up the box office charts.

The opening weekend takings are also the biggest for a female-led film. The U.K. generated $16.8 million, the third highest March launch for that market. In 2017, "Wonder Woman" paved the way in hinting to Hollywood that (shocker!) audiences will still turn out for a movie centered on a female protagonist.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe. "You see that in their track record". This is the second largest global opening of any superhero movie, second only to Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War. "Captain Marvel marks an incredible start to what is shaping up to be a very strong 2019 lineup and sets the stage for the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which was shot entirely with IMAX cameras".

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help. 9 of the Top 10 grossing theatres were IMAX locations.

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