Contrary to certain corners of the internet, Captain Marvel is doing extremely well and it’s beyond having the seventh largest domestic debut of any MCU film (second largest solo debut behind Black Panther).
According to studio estimates, Captain Marvel has reached an impressive $760 million this weekend at the global box office (including $69 million domestically from the second weekend), which could suggest it’ll go up to $800 million or more over this week going into the third weekend. These numbers give the impression that by next Monday Captain Marvel will cross the $900 million mark during its third weekend and we are expecting it to cross a billion by the end of the month.
A massive hat-tip to directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who certainly pulled off something special here.
Considering Captain Marvel’s budget is said to be in the $152 million range (Doctor Strange cost the studio $165 million to make) the film has already entered the profit zone and everything from now on it’s just icing on the top. A trilogy is likely assured at this point, as MCU movies that didn’t even cross $500-700 million with similar budgets have earned sequels.
Brie Larson will be showing up before Captain Marvel 2, as Carol Danvers will be appearing in Avengers: Endgame which will be out on April 26th.
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. 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.