Marvel Studios‘ Captain Marvel blasted off with an estimated $20.7 million from Thursday previews domestically, landing as the fifth-biggest preview gross for a Marvel Cinematic Universe title, behind only the second and third Avengers films, Black Panther, and Captain America: Civil War and surpassing the preview grosses of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($17M), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($15.4M) and Thor: Ragnarok ($14.5M). The film opens across the US and Canada today in 4,310 theaters.
Internationally, Captain Marvel has earned an estimated $44 million in just two days. It began rolling out Wednesday in 18 material markets (including Korea, France and Italy), followed by an additional 24 yesterday (including Germany, Russia, Australia and Brazil). Today, in addition to its North American debut, Captain Marvel opens in China, UK, Mexico and Spain along with Iceland, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Venezuela and Ecuador, meaning that it will be open in all international markets this weekend except for Japan, where it will open on March 15).
The international number does not include China yet, but early estimates indicate an opening day of around $34 million, which would be the second-biggest MCU opening day there behind only Avengers: Infinity War.
Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
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