Weekend Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars to $153 Million

     March 10, 2019

Suggesting that a sad, extremely vocal minority of idiots on the internet don’t actually matter in the slightest, Captain Marvel has blasted off to a $153 million debut domestically. Worldwide, the film—directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck—is downright eaving the stratosphere, adding another $302 million for a global total $455 million. This marks the second highest global opening for a superhero film behind Avengers: Infinity War and the highest ever for a female-fronted film. (Beating out the previous record holder, Beauty and the Beast.)

With the budget for the Brie Larson-starring film sitting around $150 million, the film’s opening numbers are just the latest success story for the Disney-owned MCU, which has only had two films—Ant-Man and Ant-Man & The Wasp—open under $100,000 since 2015. It’s one of the most fascinating and slightly overwhelming stories in Hollywood history, as even among constant talk of “superhero fatigue” there really is no sign of Kevin Feige’s money train slowing down, especially with Avengers: Endgame looming on the horizon ready to smash records. With its $153 million haul, Captain Marvel landed on the seventh besting domestic opening in the franchise’s 21-movie history, behind the three Avengers films, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Iron Man 3.

Meanwhile, in non-Marvel talk, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World swooped into the second place slot in its third weekend with $14.6 million. Rounding out the top 3 is Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, which nabbed another $12 million. The gorgeous documentary Apollo 11 expanded into 405 theaters and managed to land in the top 10, taking in another $1.3 million.

The Kid, a western directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, also opened this weekend in 268 theaters for a domestic total of $505,000. The low-key film also stars names like Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.

Check out the weekend’s top 10 estimates below, and be back here next week to see if Captive State can break free at the box office.

Rank Title Weekend Total
1. Captain Marvel    $153,000,000 $153,000,000
2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World   $14,696,000 $119,662,125
3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral        $12,050,000 $45,879,810
4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part    $3,825,000 $97,109,961
5. Alita: Battle Angel       $3,200,000 $78,346,064
6. Green Book           $2,488,000 $80,140,871
7. Isn’t It Romantic          $2,410,000 $44,154,720
8. Fighting With My Family          $2,188,868 $18,656,958
9. Greta        $2,161,000 $8,252,735
10. Apollo 11        $1,301,000 $3,780,952

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