As Goose the cat would likely say in gratitude: meow. Captain Marvel, the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that revolves around Brie Larson’s titular superhero in the grungy ‘90s, has flown away with the seventh-biggest opening in the franchise’s history. THR reports the film earned an estimated $153 million for its debut weekend in America and Canada, with an estimated $455 million global debut in total — solidifying its status as the biggest-ever opening for a female-fronted film. For comparison, the other superhero film with a female lead, 2017’s Wonder Woman, brought in $103 million in America and Canada during its inaugural weekend. (And since we know you’re curious, the three Avengers films, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3 were Marvel’s top six films.) Reviews have been pretty mixed, although the Annette Bening community will be pleased.
Brie Larson. Photo: Marvel Studios