Captain Marvel is expected to stay on top of the box office throne at least for the next couple of weeks.
Because Captain Marvel was the first female-led, standalone superhero movie in the MCU, expectations were incredibly high.
For Disney, it's a strong start for a year littered with tentpole releases, some of which are sure to surpass "Captain Marvel", including: "Avengers: Endgame", "Toy Story 4", a remake of "The Lion King" and the next "Star Wars" movie. Global grosses were especially strong, led by $89.3 million in China, where "Captain Marvel" trailed only "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" among Marvel releases. Captain Marvel also made its debut at 7th overall in opening weekends for all Marvel movies.
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Before the film began, the Marvel fans were surprised by Captain Marvel herself, as Brie Larson entered the theater to surprise and thanks the fans for seeing her movie. The newest Marvel movie also continued the studio's streak: Every one of its 21 films has opened at No. 1. The pilot, one Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) ends up transforming into one of the "galaxy's mightiest heroes".
"Mostly, I'm thrilled for the doors this will open", DeConnick, who was a consultant on "Captain Marvel", told The Washington Post.
On a larger scale, the commercial success of "Captain Marvel" sets the stage for an increase in female-led superhero movies. 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.