In less than two months, Marvel will kick off the 2019 superhero season with the release of Captain Marvel, the MCU’s first female-fronted superhero blockbuster, and according to early tracking estimates the studio looks set to have another huge box office hit on its hands.
According to Box Office Pro, estimates are pointing towards a North American opening weekend of $160 million, with projections ranging from a low of $140 million to a high of $180 million.
Now, these aren’t official tracking numbers, and things could well change once the marketing campaign really ramps up over the coming weeks. However, if the numbers are accurate, then Captain Marvel is going to enjoy one of the biggest March openings of all time – and should it reach the high-end of the scale with $180 million, it would topple Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million) and Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) to claim that record.
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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.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald). It is set for release on March 8th.