‘Captain Marvel’ Conquers The Box Office With $153M Opening Weekend

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Overseas, the film grossed $22 million from 964 worldwide IMAX screens, achieving the best global Marvel IMAX opening record and second-highest IMAX global opening Weekend.

"As the first female-fronted superhero film, it's flawless timing for Captain Marvel to be released on International Women's Day".

Hollywood is a numbers town and the box office figures don't lie - which is why movie execs will be busy planning a fresh slate of diverse superhero films. Have you seen Captain Marvel yet?

In the highest, fastest, furthest Empire Podcast spoiler special to date, we do a deep dive into the 21st movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain Marvel.

"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies. With films like this, that do end up going global, because a lot of the time, with smaller movies, you don't know if they will or not, it means you get to have a really extensive conversation, and I'm so grateful that this film has so many pockets in it. "I hope it turns out great", said an audience member.

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The film, which is Marvel Studios' first female-led feature, wrapped up the weekend with $153 million at the North American domestic box office.

"We have high expectations for a blockbuster like Captain Marvel".

Oh, there will plenty of more chances for Brie to bust out the Captain Marvel tracksuit for more surprise appearances. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

Besides its excellent box office performance, the movie received a decent, seven out of ten, score on Douban.com, China's online film rating website, and an 80 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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