After scoring the second biggest global opening for a superhero movie last weekend, Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster Captain Marvel has now taken its worldwide haul to a marvellous $760 million.
Domestically, Captain Marvel dropped 55% from its opening weekend to top the chart with $69.3 million, taking its North American total to $266.2 million in ten days. That’s more than the entire box office runs of the likes of Venom ($212 million), Justice League ($229 million), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($233 million), The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Globally, Captain Marvel has surpassed The Winter Soldier ($714.3 million) to become the MCU’s eleventh-highest grossing film, and at this point it looks set to become the seventh Marvel Studios movie to reach a billion worldwide.
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).