Captain Marvel impresses at the box office

Captain Marvel impresses at the box office

"Captain Marvel", the first Marvel superhero installment featuring a female lead, earned $455 million worldwide during its opening weekend ― the highest box-office debut for any female-fronted movie and the sixth-highest global opening weekend overall, according to Variety. The 21st instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hauled in a staggering sum at the domestic box office. China posted an estimated $89.3 million to be the third-highest MCU opening weekend ever (behind only Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War).

"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies.

With this weekend's results, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now crossed $1 billion in global IMAX box office. Add on the $302 million it took in overseas - the fifth-best overseas debut of all time - and the movie pulled in a mind-blowingly $456 million in its opening weekend.

But, as with pretty much every Marvel movie these days, it also has a whole bunch of Easter Eggs, references and wider allusions to the Marvel canon.

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The official Marvel Twitter account shared photos and videos from the AMC Clifton Commons 16 movie theatre in Clifton, New Jersey, on Saturday night. In the past year alone we've seen a trend of successful superhero movies, including Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Spiderverse - each of which has exceeded expectations and helped prove that audiences are hungry for diverse representation on screen.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as the title character.

Captain Marvel is now in cinemas.

"We have high expectations for a blockbuster like Captain Marvel". With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

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