We just finished with the first weekend that featured Marvel’s first film of 2019, and the box office reflects it!
Captain Marvel just released to great success! The film became the number one opening weekend origin story superhero movie, and became the 10th biggest opening for a comic book based superhero film of all time! This puts Captain Marvel in such company as The Dark Knight, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War.
The success of Captain Marvel comes on the heels of 2 months of “controversy” claiming that actress Brie Larson did not want to have white males reviewing her film. Outlets running these headlines created this fantasy in order to try and hinder the box office of a film with a strong female character in the lead, and they failed. They failed miserably in misogynistic mission to drag Larson and her film through the mud. The film made over $153 Million!
The rest of the films in the top 5 box office positions did not make much, but that is to be expected. Captain Marvel was the only newly released film this past weekend, therefore all of the movies were only able to get the scraps left over by the new Marvel film.
Check out the box office breakdown below!
No 1. Captain Marvel – $153,433,423 in its first weekend of release.
No 2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $14,685,005. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $119,651,130.
No 3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $12,465,383 Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $46,295,193.
No 4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $3,868,248. Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $97,153,209.
No 5. Alita: Battle Angel – $3,215,344. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $78,361,408.
What do you think of this past weekend at the box office? Are you surprised by the success of Captain Marvel? Or did you expect it? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.