Captain Marvel Grosses $1 Billion At The Box Office
Captain Marvel has passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. As of this writing, the movie’s total is split between #358 million in the US and $645 million internationally for a global haul of $1.003 billion. It’s a speedy journey, and feels only yesterday that it had breached the $700 million mark. This makes it the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to achieve this milestone and puts it behind Avengers: Infinity War ($2 billion), The Avengers ($1.5 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Black Panther ($1.3 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion) and Captain America: Civil War ($1.1 billion). It should at least beat Civil War in the next few weeks.
With this, Captain Marvel becomes the second-highest grossing superhero origin movie after Black Panther, and the highest grossing superhero movie considering no prior appearances (Black Panther had the advantage of appearing in Civil War). It started off strong with a $153 million domestic opening weekend and is now sitting at the eight spot in the MCU franchise. It’s also the 38th highest grossing movie of all time, and also the 38th billion dollar grossing movie, and should easily beat The Dark Knight to move up a spot tomorrow. If it manages to cross Civil War, it could earn a spot among the top 20 highest grossing movies of all time.
This also puts Captain Marvel ahead of DC’s female-led superhero movie Wonder Woman, whose summer led box-office halted at $821 million (no small feat itself). Positive word-of-mouth, a strong investment in the MCU coupled with curiosity around Danvers’ role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame all contributed to this massive accomplishment. This should also hopefully silence all the trolls who predicted the downfall of this movie. It also bodes well for female-led superhero movies since both DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s Captain Marvel have now proven there’s an appetite and willingness for such stories as long as they’re well told.