Weekend Box Office – Captain Marvel Is, Well, Marvellous

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To the surprise of absolutely no one at all Captain Marvel tops the weekend box office takings. The latest offering from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe – as we’re supposed to call the thing these days – was always going to top the numbers in the absence of any serious competition. However, at around $150 domestic and $450 internationally the takings have been a pleasant surprise to the studio:

“Captain Marvel” soared higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend. The 21st installment of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe — and its first film with a solo female lead — took in an estimated $455 million worldwide since Thursday. In the U.S. the film garnered an estimated $153 million during its debut.

Of course, these are estimate so far:

Disney’s “Captain Marvel” rode a wave of enthusiasm for more diverse superheroes, a hunger for blockbusters at a quiet time of year and a large helping of ’90s nostalgia to sell $153 million in tickets in U.S. theaters over the weekend. It was easily the best stateside debut weekend of any movie this year as it breezily outperformed expectations and brought the domestic box office a much-needed boost.

As to what it’s all about:

And the box office takings themselves:

1 Captain Marvel BV $153,000,000
2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Uni. $14,696,000
3 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral LGF $12,050,000
4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part WB $3,825,000
5 Alita: Battle Angel Fox $3,200,000
6 Green Book Uni. $2,488,000
7 Isn’t It Romantic WB (NL) $2,410,000
8 Fighting with My Family MGM $2,188,868
9 Greta Focus $2,161,000
10 Apollo 11 Neon $1,301,000