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Captain Marvel Weekend Numbers Surpass $455 Million

Captain Marvel Weekend Numbers Surpass $455 Million

It opened in India on Friday. Not bad for Marvel's first movie with a female lead, right?

The film is already dominating the box office, hauling in an estimated $153 million domestically and $455 million worldwide since Thursday, CNBC reports.

The film opened with Rs 15.18 crore, then Rs 16.79 crore on Saturday - taking the total collection to Rs 32.28 crore.

Captain Marvel stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.

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According to Variety, the Brie Larson-starring flick surpassed studio projections, which initially anticipated an opening weekend of $125 million at the domestic box office.

Similarly, in 2017 Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman totaled the box office at $821.74 million, making it the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all time. It may have helped that Disney and Marvel released the film on International Women's Day too. Fans who were going in to watch Captain Marvel were probably taken by the greatest surprise of their lives. But Captain Marvel is off to a tremendous start, and it's now poised to own the box office until at least early April, when DC's Shazam! hits theaters. Joe Russo, co-director of Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, had also emphasised on the need for superhero films. Whether it's seeding events that occur later in the MCU or putting a new spin from something from the comics, Captain Marvel is packed to the ceiling with brilliant little nods and winks that are sure to get Marvel fans very excited.

Brie Larson serves popcorn to fans at a Captain Marvel screening. It will be the biggest opening title since "Incredibles 2" launched with $182 million in June and should post the best start for a standalone superhero film since Marvel's "Black Panther" launched with $202 million in 2018. Rotten Tomatoes is now at an 80% critics score, with 57% of the audience stating they liked it.