"Captain Marvel" announces a massive opening of $ 153 million in the national market and $ 455 million worldwide


by Brad Brevet
March 10, 2019

Disney release by Marvel Studios Captain Marvel gave the national box office a much needed shake-up after the first two months of the year struggled to compete with 2018. The twenty-first entry in Marvel Cinematic Universe procured the seventh largest weekend of the year. Opening the franchise while recording more revenue compared to its first three days than the combined totals of the previous three-day weekends so far this year.

With an estimate $ 153 million, Captain Marvel It was a resounding success, achieving the third-largest March opening of all time in March, and do not be surprised to see the news pushing the movie's total a bit higher on Monday afternoon. Historically, performance ranks among the openings that include The black Knight (Opening of $ 158.4 million), Hunger Games: The Embrasement (Opening of $ 158 million), Thief A ($ 155 million opening) and The hunger Games (Opening $ 152.5 million), the four of which represent a total domestic gross of between $ 408 and $ 530 million.

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On average, the previous 20 versions of the MCU generated a 2.76x multiplier, which suggests Captain MarvelThe series would end around $ 422 million on the basis of the national opening weekend of the film. That said, should he be able to surpass Iron Man 3With $ 409 million in national filming, he would rank fifth among the most important films of the MCU and, in terms of genre competition, he has a few weeks to himself before WB's Shazam! opens on April 5th.

It is worth noting the releases showing the film played in front of a crowd of 55% men and 45% women on the opening weekend. Black Panther and Ant-Man and the wasp, is the smallest gap between genres among MCU films, but is far from the crowd of 52% of women Wonder Woman played in June 2017. In addition, 64% of the opening weekend movie crowd was aged 25 or older, making it one of the oldest viewers of the year. an MCU movie, while he won an "A" CinemaScore.

internationally, Captain Marvel estimated at $ 302 million, making it the fifth highest international opening weekend of all time and the sixth largest debut in the history of the world. The opening of the film in China, which is estimated to $ 89.3 million, which ranks as the third largest MCU opening weekend in the market behind Avengers: war in the infinite and Captain America: Civil War. Behind China is South Korea with a start of $ 24.1 million, followed by the United Kingdom ($ 16.8 million), Brazil ($ 13.4 million), Mexico (12 , $ 8 million), Australia ($ 10.7 million), Indonesia ($ 10.1 million), Russia ($ 9.8 million), France (9, $ 2 million), Germany ($ 7.8 million), India ($ 6.9 million), Thailand ($ 6.6 million), Taiwan ($ 6.4 million), the Philippines (6, $ 3 million), Malaysia ($ 5.6 million), Italy ($ 5.5 million) and Hong Kong ($ 5.2 million). The film will open in Japan next weekend and will be the only market on which the film has not yet been distributed.

universal How to train your dragon: the hidden world finished in second position with an estimate $ 14.7 million for a national budget of nearly $ 120 million as it enters its third week of publication. The film also added an additional $ 21.7 million abroad this weekend, for an overseas total of $ 315.5 million, for a global total of $ 435 million.

Tyler Perryof Funeral of the Madea family dipped by -55% during its second weekend, delivering an estimate $ 12.05 million, pushing the national bill of the film barely to 46 million dollars.

WB The movie LEGO 2 entered his fifth week of release with an estimate $ 3.8 million while it continues to reach $ 100 million inside the country. The film also added $ 3.9 million more internationally this weekend, for an international volume of $ 67.3 million and a gross worldwide turnover of $ 164.4 million.

Fox completes the top five Alita: Battle Angel, which plunged -56% for an estimate $ 3.2 million three days and domestic consumption now totaling just over $ 78 million. The film also added $ 11.6 million from 74 overseas markets, bringing the international bill to more than $ 300 million for a global total of $ 382.6 million.

Elsewhere, Neon & # 39; s Apollo 11, which expanded to 405 cinemas after playing in 120 exclusive IMAX venues last weekend, was ranked in the top ten $ 1.3 million for an average of $ 3,212 per theater.

In limited version, Reliance & # 39; s Badla brought in about $ 614,328 from 94 locations ($ 6,535); Lionsgate L & # 39; child delivered an estimate $ 513,000 from 268 locations (AUS $ 1,912); A24 Gloria Bell debuts with an estimate $ 154,775 on 5 screens in New York and Los Angeles, for an average of $ 30,955 per screen; Reissue of Kino Lorber of Babylon brought in about $ 20,096 from a theater; and Greenwich Ferrante fever open with an estimate $ 4,000 from one place.

Overall, this is the first weekend of 2019 to have recorded an overall outperformance of the weekend in 2018, with a sharp increase of + 48% over the estimates. However, the year is still -27% behind the record pace of 2018, but with so many major releases yet to come, 2019 should start closing this gap as soon as possible.

The animated feature film Paramount next weekend Wonder Park will open in approximately 3,500 locations; Lionsgate Five feet apart will debut in 2600 theaters; and Focus will go to the national level with Captive state in ~ 2,200 theaters.

You can check out all the estimated results of this weekend right here and we will update our charts with the actual data of the weekend Monday afternoon.

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