According to a box office report from Deadline, Captain Marvel had an impressive early box office take of an estimated $20-24 million from Thursday night screenings. Normally, those dollars are rolled-over into the three-day weekend tallies and will likely see the film push past low-end projections from previous weeks.
Proof that moviegoing isn’t dead this year, that it just boils down to the product on the marquee, can be vividly seen tonight: Disney’s Captain Marvel starring Oscar winner Brie Larson is on her way to an estimated $20M-$24M Thursday night per Deadline industry sources; one of the best box office-grossing days that 2019 has seen to date after How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World‘s first Saturday of $22.2M.
The domestic weekend projections for the MCU film has been all over the place from as bullish as $160 million to as tepid as $100 million. These early numbers suggest that people are seeing Captain Marvel early on in healthy numbers (what you would expect for a Marvel Studios movie) and could be the first sign for a very strong weekend at the box office for the budding cosmic franchise, there is a good chance it could hit the $140-150 million range.
Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will next be seen in the massive Avengers: Endgame, a movie that on high-end projections could end up early as much as $290 million domestically over the opening weekend next month. Endgame’s release date has been set for 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.