It’s been a good week for Marvel Studios, with Avengers: Endgame smashing presales records ahead of its release later this month, and now its first superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel is celebrating a box office milestone.
The Brie Larson-headlined franchise launcher took its global haul beyond the $1 billion mark this week, the film having grossed $361.5 million domestically, plus a further $644.5 million from international markets.
Captain Marvel is the first movie of 2019 to hit the billion dollar mark, and – incredibly – the seventh Marvel Studios release to reach that figure. The franchise has so far amassed an unprecedented $18.5 billion in total, and with both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home incoming, the MCU can expect to make plenty more bank in the coming months.
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).