"Captain Marvel" makes history at the box office

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in new poster

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in new poster

The movie, Marvel's first to be featured exclusively by a female hero, is headed toward the second biggest global opening of any superhero movie behind Avengers: Infinity War and the 6th best global box office debut ever. It opened in India on Friday. As depicted in this clip from Marvel's twitter account, Larson was also wearing a custom made Captain Marvel inspired tracksuit.

The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe - and its first film with a solo female lead - took in an estimated $455 million worldwide since Thursday.

The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law.

The new marvel movie starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson trampled all in its path on the USA box office with a magnificent $153 million opening from a record breaking 4,310 screens. The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and was filmed on location in Louisiana and California.

According to CNN, the forecast for the North American box office had been $130 million. It was eclipsed by Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and all three Avengers films.

Captain Marvel is a bona fide blockbuster.

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Captain Marvel: 1, trolls: 0.

The first female-led superhero film that stars Larson as Captain Marvel is also gaining a lot of good traction from cinema critics. So how big of an opening are we talking? "All we kept thinking was 'Oh my God, it's really her, and how can we get a picture for my cousins?' " Thankfully, Brie was happy to oblige, and many fans left the theatre with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Larson noted last month how movies that are landmarks for representation, like "Captain Marvel", often come with the weight of huge expectations, with a lot riding on their successes or failures.

"I just heard I was on the cups and popcorn, so I had to see for myself", Larson told fans.

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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