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Sorry, Trolls: Captain Marvel Had a Monster Weekend

$153M opening is the top ever for a female-fronted movie
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 10, 2019 11:16 AM CDT
This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel."   (Disney-Marvel Studios via AP)
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(Newser) Captain Marvel launched with an estimated $153 million domestically and $455 million globally—setting a record for a female-fronted movie and scoring the second-largest opening for a comic book adaptation, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The result came in at the high end of expectations for Captain Marvel, reports the AP, and ranks as one of Marvel's most successful character debuts. Only The Avengers movies, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, and Iron Man 3 have opened better in the Marvel cinematic universe.

The Brie Larson-starring Disney release also notched the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. It was easily the best opening of any movie in 2019. Through March 3, ticket sales were down 26% according to Comscore. Last week's top film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, slid to a distant second place in its third weekend of release with $14.7 million.

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