Captain Marvel’s opening weekend will become the sixth-highest grossing ever worldwide, with the movie earning approximately $455 million.
According to Box Office Mojo, Captain Marvel earned a whopping $455 million worldwide in its first weekend. That’s the sixth-largest figure in history, passing Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($450.8 million). It’s also the second-biggest global opening for a superhero film, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War ($640.5 million). Based on its $152 million budget, Captain Marvel has already turned a healthy profit.
As expected, Captain Marvel will secure the third-highest opening domestically for March behind Beauty and the Beast ($174.9 million) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million). Considering that the movie is already halfway there, it seems fairly likely that Captain Marvel will hit $1 billion when all is said and done.
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 stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The movie is in theaters now.