‘Captain Marvel’ Smashes the Box Office
Captain Marvel opened on Friday and finished the weekend with a box office of $153 million in the US.
Worldwide it did $455 million.
It should be the 3rd highest opening for a movie in the month of March.
Previous March movie openings are, #1 Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) #2 Batman v Superman ($166 million)
Many want to compare Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel which is not a fair comparison. Wonder Woman, a DC Comic movie, opened in the Summer and had competition from Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy (the second one). Wonder Woman opening weekend total was $103 million. I’m a huge Wonder Woman fan, but I think her movie was sandwiched with other big releases in a really competitive time of year.
Marvel also has a deeper and more loyal fan base than DC Comics so there is a built audience and loyalty to the brand.
Did you see Captain Marvel? What did you think of it? I’m really excited to take my kids to this, especially my daughter, who has been reading Captain Marvel comics recently.