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Captain Marvel Flies to $760 Million Worldwide in 12 Days


Marvel Studios‘ Captain Marvel easily topped the worldwide box office a second-straight weekend with $69.3 million domestically and $119.7 million overseas, for a global weekend of $189 million. That means the film has grossed $266.2 million in North America and $494 million internationally (with $132 million coming from China), putting its worldwide total at $760.2 million after just 12 days.

That global total already surpasses the lifetime sums of many superhero movies, including Ant-Man and The Wasp ($623M), Iron Man 2 ($624M), Thor: The Dark World ($645M), Justice League ($658M), Man of Steel ($668M), Doctor Strange ($678M), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709M), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714M), Suicide Squad ($747M), X-Men: Days of Future Past ($748M), and The Amazing Spider-Man ($758M).

The final international market, Japan, opened this weekend to an estimated three-day gross of $5.6 million, placing it at No. 1 and making it the highest first stand-alone character Marvel Cinematic Universe opening weekend ever there.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film stars Academy Award winner Brie LarsonSamuel 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.

Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, and Ilion Animation Studios’ Wonder Park opened in second place at the domestic box office with an estimated $16 million from 3,838 theaters, an average of $4,169 per location. The animated family film received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. Internationally, the movie earned $4.3 million from 19 markets this weekend. Wonder Park was voiced by Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski, and Ken Hudson Campbell.

CBS Films romantic drama Five Feet Apart, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse, debuted in the third spot domestically with $13.2 million from 2,803 theaters, an average of $4,691. Directed by Justin Baldoni, the film received an A CinemaScore and also stars Moises Arias, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Paraminder Nagra, and Claire Forlani.

Dropping two spots to fourth, How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation) added $9.3 million in North America and has earned $135.6 million after four weeks. Internationally, the third installment grossed $9.4 million and is up to $330.9 million. Made for $129 million, the film has now earned $466.5 million worldwide. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel features the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.

Tyler Perry’s last turn as Madea in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate) rounded out the top five with $8.1 million and has grossed $59.1 million after three weeks. Written, directed and produced by Tyler PerryA Madea Family Funeral stars Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Perry in multiple roles. Perry has portrayed Madea in 11 films and 11 plays.

Opening in sixth place with $3.9 million from 472 theaters was No Manches Frida 2 (Pantelion Films). The sequel averaged $8,250 per location and received an A CinemaScore. The original No Manches Frida opened during a Labor Day weekend in 2016 and took in $3.6 million. Directed by Nacho G. Velilla, the R-rated sequel stars Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda, Aaron Díaz, Itatí Cantoral, Regina Pavón, Mario Moran, Memo Dorantes, Karen Furlong, Carla Adell, Raquel Icaza, Rocio Garcia, Andrea Noli, Pakey Vázquez, Cibernético, Mauricio Argüelles, José Sefami, Fernanda Castillo, Raquel Garza.

Moviegoers were not very interested in Focus Features and Participant Media‘s Captive State, which grossed only $3.2 million from 2,548 theaters in seventh place. The sci-fi thriller received a C- CinemaScore. Captive State was directed by Rupert Wyatt and stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker, and Vera Farmiga.

Eighth place belonged to The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros. Pictures), which earned $2.1 million and has made $101.3 million after six weeks. The sequel also took in $2.1 million from 65 overseas markets and is up to $70.1 million, for a worldwide sum of $$171.5 million. Directed by Mike Mitchell, The Second Part features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro.

20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel came in at No. 9 with $1.9 million and has earned $81.8 million domestically after five weeks. Internationally, the graphic novel adaptation posted $4 million from 62 markets and has now grossed $312 million (with $129.5 million from China), for a worldwide total of $394 million. Made for $170 million and directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson.

Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Green Book (Universal Pictures) added $1.28 million domestically in tenth place and has earned $82.6 million. The movie has also grossed $192.2 million internationally to put its worldwide total at $274.8 million. Made for $23 million, the Peter Farrelly drama stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, and P.J. Byrne.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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