- Nov 30, 2017
The Brie Larson/Samuel L. Jackson/Reggie the Cat sci-fi adventure opened with $153m in North America this weekend, which is the second-biggest solo superhero non-sequel launch behind Black Panther ($202m in 2018). It's the third-biggest March opening of all time, sans inflation, behind Batman v Superman ($166m in 2016) and Beauty and the Beast ($174m in 2017).
So, no, the opening night bombardment of aggressively negative user reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDB were not indicative of the general moviegoing populace. I know, I'm just as shocked... SHOCKED as you are. For what it's worth, this is the fifth-biggest female-led debut weekend of all time, behind only (again, sans inflation and 3-D bumps) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($158 million in 2013 sans 3-D), Beauty and the Beast ($174m in 2017), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220m in 2017) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248m in 2015). Oh, and Captain Marvel is Samuel L. Jackson’s fourth-biggest opener behind the first two Avengers movies and Incredibles 2 ($184m in 2018).
Captain Marvel earned $89.5 million in China alone, which is about what Wonder Woman earned ($90m) in total in China two summers ago. The film has already earned a whopping $455m worldwide over its opening frame, which is way more than Black Panther's $371m global launch (albeit, it didn't open in China right away and opened in North America on a Fri-Mon holiday) and the sixth-biggest global launch ever.
Sorry to disappoint trolls!