Marvel Studios’ first female-focused superhero movie dominated the worldwide box office during its opening weekend. Captain Marvel went “higher, further, faster” in the U.S. and Canada, earning an estimated $153 million and easily claiming the title of biggest opening weekend of 2019.
The film marks the second-biggest Marvel character debut, behind Black Panther, and scored the seventh biggest opening for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along with being the first female-led superhero film in the MCU, it was also the first film to be directed by a woman with Anna Boden co-directing with Ryan Fleck.
Internationally the film brought in $302 million, which includes an $89 million opening in China, for an estimated global debut of $455 million. Second only to Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel earned the second biggest superhero weekend and also claims the fifth highest international opening weekend of all-time.
The Carol Danvers origin film earned the third highest MCU opening weekend in China ever, behind Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War. Captain Marvel’s $153 million also surpassed DC’s first female-led superhero Wonder Woman at $103 million. The $455 million global box office results took Captain Marvel passed Beauty and the Beast to make it the most successful launch for a female-led film ever.
Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, 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, and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau.
The film is currently still playing in theaters.