"IMAX is honoured to be part of the spectacular performance of Captain Marvel, the biggest superhero origin story opening in IMAX history that has earned its rank among the highest-grossing IMAX openings ever", said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. Iron Man, despite his many flaws, is a smart cookie. "So now we're just trying to figure out what the next three movies are going to be".
The critical and financial success of Captain Marvel should, no doubt, put those lingering talks to rest. The studio also enlisted a woman to co-direct the picture, in another first for the film company.
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On a worldwide basis, the film has pulled $456.7M, thanks to the fifth-best global opening of all time ($302M). It was even bigger internationally, raking in $302 million worldwide for a grand total of $455 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend.
"Mostly, I'm thrilled for the doors this will open", DeConnick, who was a consultant on "Captain Marvel", told The Washington Post.
That was more than 10 times that from the No. 2 film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (NASDAQ:CMCSA), which took in $14.7M in its third week, just better than Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (LGF.A, LGF.B) with $12.5M. 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.
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She also explores her past, discovering that her real name is Carol Danvers and that she was a tough Air Force jet pilot. There she meets Nick Fury in the form of Samuel L Jackson, convincingly digitally altered to look 25 years younger.
But Disney saw a strong Thursday and Friday at the Box Office, seeing takings soar. "And I think you see that in the broadening of their fan base". "Thank you so much for coming". Reviews were less enthusiastic but still good, landing 79 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. And when the movie opened, an all-female screening at an Alamo Drafthouse in Texas stirred controversy. Males accounted for 55 percent of audiences, while 74 percent of moviegoers were over the age of 25. Decked out in a custom Juicy Couture Captain Marvel jumpsuit mirroring her costume on the film, Larson sipped on a cup with her face on her on it as she went in to surprise the audience.
"Captain Marvel" scared away any new wide releases. Where available, the latest worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. It grossed $28.3 million overseas, boosted significantly by $15.7 in its second weekend in China.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.
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For all of their success, however, Marvel has endured a bit of criticism for centering all of their films around male heroes. Carol Danvers should be more interesting and her emergence as the Universe's most powerful superhero should be more fun .