Country: United States
Category: Upcoming Fantasy/Science Fiction
Release Date: March 29, 2019 (USA)
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Music by: Pinar Toprak
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios
Production company: Marvel Studios
Captain Marvel continues to be the No. 1 movie at the box office. According to box office figures from EW, the superhero film pulled in $69.3 million in the US and Canada this past weekend--its second in theaters--keeping the film at the top of the box office charts. The $69.3 million, which is down 55 percent from its opening-weekend haul, now represents the 18th highest second-weekend in the history of movies. There is a lot of space between Captain Marvel and the competition, as the animated film Wonder Park landed in the No. 2 position with $16 million. The No. 3 movie this past weekend was Five Feet Apart, which made $13.2 million. Captain Marvel has now made $266.2 million in the US and Canada. Internationally, the film opened in Japan this weekend and made $5.6 million, which was good for No. 1 in Japan, and the highest opening for a standalone MCU character movie ever in the country..
Captain Marvel won the box office again this weekend, which is hardly a surprise. It’s not only the most anticipated movie of the month, but also the last film we needed to see before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in late April. But Captain Marvel won the box office in style, raking in $69 million in the US over the weekend for a total of $265 million. That’s $760 million when you add the rest of the world, which is a massive success for Disney. Fans everywhere are likely very interested to see the most powerful Avenger in action ahead what’s coming in Avengers: Endgame, but the movie doesn’t tell us everything about the new hero. Marvel last week dropped a hugely important detail about Captain Marvel that we nearly missed, and it could be very useful going into Endgame. If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel, you should know that spoilers follow below..
One of the most consistent complaints about Captain Marvel has been that it feels too much like a film from “Phase 1” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those films — released between 2008 and 2012 — introduced the MCU’s inaugural group of core characters, with Iron Man (2008), Black Widow (2010), Thor (2011), and Captain America (2011) all making their big screen debuts. Most of those characters arrived via origin stories, tales of how the heroes came to have their powers (or, in Thor’s case, came to care about the fate of Earth). Black Widow, who first showed up as a femme fatale in Iron Man 2, was handled slightly differently, but became a core Marvel character nevertheless. Then, in 2012, Phase 1 came to a grand conclusion with the first Avengers movie. For as much as Captain Marvel tries to not feel like an origin story, a tale about how Carol Danvers became a kind of cosmic superwoman, it can’t escape those trappings — it is, after all, Carol Danvers’s first appearance in the MCU.