Captain Marvel Silences Trolls, Brings In $153 Million Domestically, $455 Million Worldwide On Opening Weekend

Captain Marvel opened in theaters on Friday and the opening weekend numbers are in. Projections suggest that Captain Marvel made $153 million domestically (North America) and $302 million internationally (overseas) for a worldwide opening weekend of $455 million. This makes it the sixth-best opening worldwide and the third-best opening weekend in March in the US, only behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman that opened to $174 million and $166 million respectively.

Within its own franchise, Captain Marvel has the second best worldwide opening of all time, behind only Avengers: Infinity War that opened to a whopping $640.5 million. Domestically, Captain Marvel comes seventh with its $153 million haul, behind Avengers: Infinity War ($257 million), The Avengers ($207 million), Black Panther ($202 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191 million), Captain America: Civil War ($179 million) and Iron Man 3 ($174 million). Traditionally, movies that opened in similar range include The Dark Knight Rises ($158 million), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($155 million) and The Hunger Games ($152 million) and they’ve gone on to amass anywhere from $400 – $530 million so this bodes well for Marvel’s latest female-centric superhero. Speaking of which, that opening is ahead of Wonder Woman‘s $108 million and almost double its worldwide opening of $228 million despite the DC Comics film getting a prime summer slot, although Captain Marvel does have the MCU shared-universe advantage at this point, with some Avengers: Endgame hype rubbing off.

Internationally, China is the movie’s top performing market with $89 million coming from that territory. Other top performing countries include the UK ($16.8 million), Brazil ($13.4 million), Mexico ($12.8 million), Australia ($10.7 million) and Indonesia ($10.1 million) with many others. At this rate, a $1 billion gross might not be entirely out of reach although the second-week drop numbers should give a better estimate of its potential to attain that hallmark. Even in the worst case scenario then, Captain Marvel is most likely a hit already, silencing trolls who were (and still are) out to sabotage the movie’s ratings.

Captain Marvel is running in theaters now. Check out our coverage of the movie on Appocalypse, including our recent review.