‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153 million debut

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Internationally, Captain Marvel has grossed an estimated $302 million - meaning it could rake in an estimated total of $455m globally.

The fact that female composers were lacking in the industry has been a topic of much discussion since the 2014 formation of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, which now boasts more than 400 members so hell fkn yeah. That's in addition to the biggest opening for the month of March.

Fans going to see Captain Marvel at the AMC Clifton Commons 16 movie theater in Clifton, New Jersey, on Saturday night were surprised with a visit from Larson herself. So far Captain Marvel is pulling in more money internationally than any superhero movie introducing a new character touching down in nearly every major market worldwide, except for Japan. The Brie Larson-led film has captured a major chunk of the market share. Captain Marvel is in theaters now. And the amount sees Captain Marvel secure its spot as the seventh biggest Marvel debut of all time. "Captain Marvel" also opened in worldwide markets, and Disney estimated the global weekend take at $455 million, the sixth-biggest ever.

When compared to other worldwide openings, Captain Marvel falls in 6th place, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Fate of the Furious and Avengers: Infinity War, in that order.

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The film also makes history as the most successful feature to be directed or co-directed by a woman; it's co-helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who also co-wrote the screenplay.

Captain Marvel has already sky rocketed up the box office charts.

"Captain Marvel" brought in an estimated $153 million over the weekend.

The first female-led superhero film that stars Larson as Captain Marvel is also gaining a lot of good traction from cinema critics.

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The supporting cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn and Lashana Lynch.

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Despite vocal distaste from some social media users, who drove the film to a low Rotten Tomatoes audience score, movie theatre pollsters CinemaScore recorded an average "A" grade from those they surveyed after screenings.

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