Captain Marvel Expected To Have $350 Million Opening; Here's How That Compares To Other Superhero Movies
The next Marvel movie is unexpectedly projected to be a hit.
The next big Marvel superhero movie, Captain Marvel, is now in theaters--and it's expected to be a massive commercial success. According to the latest box office predictions posted by Deadline, the Brie Larson-starring film is on track to make $150 million in the US and Canada for its opening weekend, with a further $200 million coming from international markets for a total global opening-weekend box office result of $350 million.
For comparison, that would be higher than the worldwide opening-weekend hauls for other recent superhero movies like Wonder Woman ($228 million), Justice League ($279 million), and Deadpool ($300 million). Captain Marvel isn't expected to top Black Panther's first-weekend global box office take of $371 million, however. [Update: Early reports suggest a strong $20-$24 million opening on Thursday night, though those numbers are not yet final.]
Captain Marvel was always expected to have a huge opening weekend stateside and around the world firstly because it's a Marvel movie. There is also a considerable amount of interest in it because of how it will connect to April's Avengers: Endgame. As fans will recall, Avengers: Infinity War ended with a teasing reference to calling on Captain Marvel to help save the day. To date, Captain Marvel has not appeared in any Marvel movie, making this her triumphant debut. Captain Marvel's end-credits scene consists of a tease of its own.
Reviews for Captain Marvel have already started to show up, and they are mostly positive, which is probably good news for the film's box office results. Go to Deadline to see a full rundown of Captain Marvel's opening-weekend box office projections.
For more on the new movie, check out our Captain Marvel review. In it, Michael Rougeau raises the concern that the movie is being released at the wrong time, though he praises the film itself. For more, check out our Captain Marvel review roundup. We've also got some thoughts on its usage of Skrulls and the movie's standout, Goose the cat.
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