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Box Office Report: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies to Gigantic $455 Million Global Opening

Higher. Further. Faster.

Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, shattered the glass ceiling in its box office debut with $455 million globally, including $153 million in North America alone.

The film is the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first MCU feature to be headlined by a female superhero. The Marvel/Disney film is now the biggest ever for a female-fronted film, edging out Beauty and the Beast  at $357 million, as well as the second-largest for a superhero film behind Avengers: Infinity War at $640.5 million. Overall, it’s the sixth-best worldwide debut of all time, with the international tally of $302 million being the fifth-biggest ever.

Following in the footsteps of DC’s groundbreaking film Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel continues to push the boundaries of the superhero genre, and its box office haul proves that fans are ready for more films like it.

The film boasts the top domestic opening since Incredibles 2 in June 2018, and the third-biggest ever for the month of March.

58 percent of Captain Marvel ticket buyers were male (that compares with 52 percent on Wonder Woman‘s opening weekend). The audience was also diverse (48 percent Caucasian, 20 percent Hispanic, 17 percent African-American and 15 percent Asian/Other.)

The complete breakdown of countries is as follows: China ($89M), South Korea ($24M), The United Kingdom ($16M), Bazil ($13M), Mexico ($12M), Australia ($10M), Indonesia ($10M), Russia ($9M), France ($9M), Germany ($7M), India ($7M), Thailand ($6M), Taiwan ($6M), The Philippines ($6M).

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World came in at second with $14.7 million in its third weekend for a domestic haul of $119.7 million and $435.2 million internationally. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ranked third in its sophomore outing with $12 million for a 10-day total of $45.9 million.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Alita: Battle Angel rounded out the top five in their fifth and fourth weekends, with $3.8 million and $3.2 million respectively.

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