It looks like Captain Marvel is gearing up to become another massive hit for Marvel Studios at the Box Office.

According to Box Office Prothe film could open anywhere between $140M and $180M at the weekend box office. That would make it the second-best solo franchise debut in Marvel Studios history. Just behind Black Panther, which grossed $202M last year.

Box Office Pro is currently predicting an opening right in the middle of the long-range tracking at $160M. However, this is not industry tracking, as those numbers come out three weeks in advance of a films release. Box Office Pro’s long-range tracking does tend to trend upward. Captain Marveljust had the third-best first day in Fandango ticket presales in Marvel Studios history.

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.

SOURCE: Box Office Pro

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