"Captain Marvel" climbed higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend.
"Captain Marvel is exactly what the industry had hoped for in a box office superhero, offering a monumental opening weekend that has already begun to reverse the downtrend trends that have so far been the hallmark of 2019 and will give the away from what appears to be a fantastic year at the multiplex, "said Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian at CNBC.
The domestic box office started slowly in 2019. A weak February movie list has exacerbated a box office already in trouble and led to a 38% drop in ticket sales in the month compared to last year, according to Comscore. Hollywood has grossed around $ 627.1 million during the month, its lowest February since 2002.
February's list of films would have always struggled to beat the monumental box office sales of the same month a year ago. Last year, "Black Panther" helped boost sales to a whopping $ 1 billion for the month, the best February ever.
"Captain Marvel" comes almost a year after the cliffhanger ends with "Avengers: Infinity War", which has staged that the heroine is the most powerful and unique superhero that could take the naughty Thanos. It also arrives almost two years after "Wonder Woman", distributed by Disney-Marvel rival Warner Bros. and DC, has raised the level of female-run comic book adaptations, totaling $ 103 million in its national opening weekend.
Tuesday, in view of the opening of "Captain Marvel & # 39; s", Fandango reported that the film, directed by the Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson ("Room") had become the largest ticket seller from "Avengers: Infinity War", surpassing "Black Panther" ".
This presale figure is particularly impressive considering that Capitan Marvel's alter ego, Carol Danvers, is a relatively unknown character to non-comedians.
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