$455m worldwide opening for Captain Marvel

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. (Photo Credit: Marvel Studios 2019)

‘Captain Marvel’ soared to new heights at the box office in its opening weekend, bringing in a $153 million US haul and $455 million worldwide.

According to Box Office Mojo its worldwide opening weekend is the sixth largest in history, and the second largest for a Marvel film aside from 2018’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.

And it achieved these numbers despite the efforts of trolls who apparently tried to sink the movie’s online audience scores.

Critically, the movie has been met with mixed, but mostly positive reviews.

‘Captain Marvel’, like ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Wonder Woman’, carries a lot of industry pressure.

It’s Marvel Studios’ first female solo superhero movie in its current cinematic universe — just like ‘Black Panther’ was Marvel Studios’ first black superhero film.

And like ‘Wonder Woman’, it featured a female director, in Anna Boden who worked with her filmmaking partner Ryan Fleck.