'Captain Marvel' rockets to a record-breaking $153M debut

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With an impressive $153 million debut in North America, Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe title totaled a global opening weekend of $455 million, or the sixth highest global debut and the biggest opening of 2019, surpassing the entire top 10 total of the same weekend past year.

The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million - almost $70 million above the same frame previous year.

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That gives the MCU its seventh largest domestic opening day behind the three Avengers films, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3.

Engaging and empowering, Captain Marvel is a great entry into the expansive Marvel universe.

Diakow explains the history of the character Captain Marvel goes back to the 1960s when the character was initially written as a male superhero, however that changed in the '70s with the feminist movement.

A lucky group of Captain Marvel fans got a surprise Saturday night when Carol Danvers herself, Brie Larson, showed up at a regular screening to hawk popcorn and soda behind the concession stand.

"Thankfully "Captain Marvel's" superpowers extend to the box office realm and as expected provided a much-needed box office boost that the 2019 box office has been waiting for with a positively out of this world debut", he said.

The custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe. "I want to know who's on the end of that thing".

The movie is projected to earn between $156 million to $160 million during its debut weekend at the theatres - expecting this movie to be the biggest blockbuster so far in 2019. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 per cent with $12 million. Disney's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has the 17th-highest launch frame with $155.1 million in 2016.

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