Captain Marvel rockets to a record-breaking $225M debut

South Korea led the rest of the pack with $24.1 million, marking the highest March opening weekend ever, 22% ahead of Black Panther.

Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.

This presale figure is particularly impressive considering Captain Marvel's alter ego, Carol Danvers, is a relatively unknown character to non-comic readers.

Suddenly, Captain Marvel herself - who hasn't aged and has a new hairstyle - arrives in front of them asking for the whereabouts of Fury.

This latest movie introduces Captain Marvel to the MCU, explaining her back story as Carol Danvers, a US Air Force pilot.

"Captain Marvel" arrives almost a year after the cliffhanger ending to "Avengers: Infinity War", which teased that the heroine is the most powerful superhero and the only one who could take on villain Thanos.

As ever with Marvel movies, there's plenty of quick-witted humour and witty one-liners; "space invasion, auto chase and alien autopsy - typical nine to five", quips Fury.

Captain Marvel has a little something for everyone, from sci-fi lovers to those who care more for drama, from young girls with big dreams to old men that love action and wit, and for cat-lovers and cat-haters alike.

The anti-"Captain Marvel" campaign included the flooding of Rotten Tomatoes audience scores, which artificially drove down the film's score to 55 per cent fresh from more than 44,000 votes as of Sunday.

Brie felt it was important to play a superhero character that the movie-watching public could identify with. If so, what do you think about it? Yes, the number is definitely lesser than Avengers: Infinity War that released previous year, but as a solo outing, it deserves a round of applause. "I want to know who's on the end of that thing".

Captain Marvel may have internet trolls mad online, but it's certainly getting people to the box office on opening weekend. Thi alludes to the fact that Fury and Marvel have been in communication for years. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 per cent with $12 million. With $242.2 million worldwide, "Green Book" is the highest grossing best picture-winner since "The King's Speech".

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