Brie Larson's Captain Marvel Conquers Trolls with Historic $455 Million Opening Weekend

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Captain Marvel one of many superhero movies meant to empower and spark conversation

With an impressive $153 million debut in North America, Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe title totaled a global opening weekend of $455 million, or the sixth highest global debut and the biggest opening of 2019, surpassing the entire top 10 total of the same weekend past year.

The actress, who stars in the movie as Carol Danvers a.k.a. the eponymous Captain Marvel, shocked audiences as she showed up at cinemas across the U.S. It opened in India on Friday. Brie Larson- the real Captain Marvel actually dropped by the movie premiere, and surprised fans herself.

The movie also topped the global box office, opening with $302 million on its first weekend. But it's rarer for the star of a film to appear in a random theater on the other side of the country.

Meanwhile, apart from Larson, the film also features Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening and Jude Law and others in significant roles.

Having opened on March 8, International Women's Day, Disney and Marvel's superheroine film "Captain Marvel" took 596 million yuan, or 89 million USA dollars, in China.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the superhero flick opened on International Women's Day, leaning into its inherent girl power. With this weekend's results, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now crossed $1 billion in global IMAX box office.

Captain Marvel hit screens on March 8.

In America this is the third biggest March opening with only the live action Beauty and the Beast and Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice doing better.

This makes it the fifth highest worldwide opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time - with Avengers: Infinity War taking the top spot at an opening of $640m. Coming to the first weekend, Captain Marvel was off to a great start.

Brie Larson serves popcorn to fans at a Captain Marvel screening.

Brie Larson in and as Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel experienced a box office bonanza at the weekend, netting $153m (£117m) in North America and a massive $455m (£348m) worldwide.

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