Captain Marvel opened this weekend to biggest box office opening of all time for a female lead film and the 2nd largest opening for a movie based off a comic book adaptation.
Brie Larson blasted through the global box office with $455 million in worldwide ticket sales, which includes $153 million in North America alone. Beauty and the Beast held the record of the biggest female lead film with $357 million.
The final box office numbers won’t be in until Monday, but Sunday’s figures have “Captain Marvel” as the 3rd highest March debut of all time in the U.S., and the 7th biggest Marvel Movie debut of all time.
“Marvel Studios once again proves that stories combining diverse perspectives and different experiences make great movies that play to everybody,” says Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff. “People crave representation.”
Brie Larson was at the movies this weekend helping hand out popcorn and drinks at this local theater.