CAPTAIN MARVEL soars with $455M global opening weekend

Captain Marvel (Marvel/Disney)

Despite the best efforts of internet trolls Captain Marvel has had a record breaking opening weekend at the global box office. The latest Marvel Studios release has raked in a massive $455M worldwide.

Starting out in its home territory Captain Marvel took $153M across the weekend. That makes it one of the top March debuts of all time and the seventh highest opening with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Internationally the film was able to bring an a hugely impressive $302M. Leading the pack was China with an estimated $89.3M, the third largest opening for the MCU in the territory. According to BoxOfficeMojo behind China is South Korea with a $24.1M debut followed by the UK ($16.8M), Brazil ($13.4M), Mexico ($12.8M), Australia ($10.7M), Indonesia ($10.1M), Russia ($9.8M), France ($9.2M), Germany ($7.8M), India ($6.9M), Thailand ($6.6M), Taiwan ($6.4M), Philippines ($6.3M), Malaysia ($5.6M), Italy ($5.5M) and Hong Kong ($5.2M).

The movie opens in Japan next week, the only remaining territory left to open.

We’d like to extend our congratulations to the cast and crew of the movie on a victorious weekend. You can read our review of Captain Marvel here.

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot whose an Air Force whose DNA fuses with that of an alien, and she’s thrust into the middle of an intergalactic conflict. The cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto and McKenna Grace in as-yet-undisclosed roles.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel is in cinemas now.

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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG