Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Captain Marvel fights off online trolls with $455m opening weekend

Captain Marvel fights off online trolls with $455m opening weekend

It did that and then some.

Domestically, Captain Marvel grossed $14.1 million on 411 IMAX screens marking IMAX's second-biggest March opening. It has raked in a worldwide box office total of $455 million over the weekend.

The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes had to remove the option for fans to rate films before they have been released after trolls tried to drag down Captain Marvel. Brie Larson- the real Captain Marvel actually dropped by the movie premiere, and surprised fans herself.

Captain Marvel is officially a hit - not that you needed any convincing. I think you see that in their box office. The film has opened in most countries except Japan.

The actor retweeted a box office report detailing Captain Marvel's day one performance and said, "Boom!" At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Nick Fury, played by actor Samuel L. Jackson, had sent a message to Captain Marvel just before himself fading in the dust. Oh, and it had the sixth best worldwide opening of any film ever.

Audiences in the USA and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female. It will be the biggest opening title since "Incredibles 2" launched with $182 million in June and should post the best start for a standalone superhero film since Marvel's "Black Panther" launched with $202 million in 2018.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters!

'You see that in their track record. "Captain Marvel" single-handedly chopped nearly 5 percent off that figure with a weekend that overall was up 47 percent from the same a year ago. Before "Aquaman" swam along to show moviegoers that "Wonder Woman" wasn't a fluke, Princess Diana had to also show that Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe could hold its own in the superhero genre.

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.

It has been revealed that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo directed the mid-credits scene in Captain Marvel.

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