With the release of the much-awaited female-led Marvel superhero movie last Friday, ‘Captain Marvel’ successfully became the seventh largest debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film, which stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson, has blasted the weekend box office with an initial tally of $61.4 million during its premiere!
Captain Marvel tells the story of Carol Danvers, one of the best Kree warriors in the universe. What Danvers doesn’t know – or doesn’t remember – is that she isn’t a full-blooded Kree. In fact, she isn’t a Kree at all! She’s a human being from Earth. With a mission to defeat her enemies, she arrived on Earth with the pride of a Kree. However, her time on Earth eventually made her remember the things that she had long forgotten. She enlists the help of Nick Fury, a frequent face in the previous MCU films. This acquaintance explains Fury’s call for help when Thanos snapped half of the universe back in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
The film itself is a good movie to watch on a Friday night. However, a lot of fans felt that it fell short of their expectations. Although it still has that Marvel factor, it is lacking compared to its preceding films. Of course, even when it is just seventh in the list of MCU movie biggest debuts, ‘Captain Marvel’ is still this year’s best opening. It has beaten out of the running M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, which only raked in $109 million in a span of seven weeks.
Now, with the weekend over and the tally has been closed, reports say that the MCU film totaled between $150 million to $160 million. Coming close to it in the box office is ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Lost World’. It has an estimate of $108 million. ‘Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, and ‘The LEGO Movie: Second Part’ bagged the third, fourth, and fifth place for the weekend estimates.