'Captain Marvel' smashes box office opening weekend

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With this weekend's results, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now crossed $1 billion in IMAX box office.

Overseas, China was the movie's largest market with an estimated $89.3 million, with South Korea ($24.1 million), United Kingdom ($16.8 million), Brazil ($13.4 million), and Mexico ($12.8 million) rounding out the five largest worldwide debuts.

"IMAX is honoured to be part of the spectacular performance of Captain Marvel, the biggest superhero origin story opening in IMAX history that has earned its rank among the highest-grossing IMAX openings ever", said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. Overseas, "Captain Marvel" pulled in a massive $302 million, including $89 million in China, representing the fifth-highest worldwide opening weekend ever. The North American tally surpasses those suggested by analysts by a fair margin, and the Chinese opening brought in an additional $89 million. Case in point, even Nick Fury owned one, and in an early scene from Captain Marvel, he explains to Carol how it works, before using it to call for backup when the pair are locked up at P.E.G.A.S.U.S. Captain Marvel continues IMAX's strong box office momentum in China, with its 2019 year-to-date box office in the mainland market now up approximately 60.7% over 2018.

In terms of all films, superhero or not, Captain Marvel had the sixth-best opening weekend of all-time.

"With Marvel, nothing surprises me", Cathleen Taff, Disney's president of distribution, said of "Captain Marvel's" opening weekend.

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. DC's "Birds of Prey" and "Wonder Woman 1984" are scheduled to arrive next year.

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