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DisneyBrie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel

DisneyBrie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is in cinemas now, and is absolutely crushing it at the box office - whether you like it or not.

"Captain Marvel", Marvel Studios' first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman.

This weekend, Captain Marvel's Brie Larson made a surprise appearance at AMC Clifton Commons theater in New Jersey.

The 90s-set origin story of pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and her transformation into an all-powerful super-being, has landed solidly with critics too. "Even better following International Women's Day that these girls get to meet a real role model and hero".

As of Friday evening, the film had already pulled in an astounding $88.3 million worldwide. That includes an $89 million opening in China - the world's second largest movie market. Forecasts ranged from a low of $125 million from Disney to $175 million, the mean projection from Box Office Pro.

"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.

Almost half, or 45%, of the "Captain Marvel" audience this weekend was female.

"Captain Marvel" breaks new ground for Disney. Here, we shall discuss the DVD release date of Captain Marvel and its cost.

"Lego Movie 2" and "Alita: Battle Angel" round out the top five with $3.8 million and $3.2 million, respectively.

The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million - almost $70 million above the same frame a year ago.

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" comes in second with $14.7 million, while "A Madea Family Funeral" is third with $12 million.

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