Brie Larson surprises fans at 'Captain Marvel' screenings

Sergio Cunningham
March 12, 2019

Marvel Studios kicked off the 2019 superhero season yesterday with the release of Captain Marvel, but we'll be heading back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe again next month for the hugely-anticipated Avengers: Endgame.

The box office success - taking $455 million around the world including £13 million in the United Kingdom - comes despite a concerted campaign of online abuse from Marvel diehards opposed to Larson's casting.

Moviegoers in New Jersey got a surprise visit over the weekend from a super-hero.

A still from the film "Captain Marvel."./VCG Photo‍.

Overseas Captain Marvel also managed to astonish with $302 million, giving the film the fifth highest global opening weekend of all-time and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever, for an estimated total of $455 million all-in.

Larson plays United States pilot turned Kree warrior Carol Danvers in the Marvel film, directed by Mississippi Grind filmmakers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It took in almost triple what had been the biggest opener of the year with "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" at $55 million on February 22-24.

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"Captain Marvel", the first Marvel superhero installment featuring a female lead, earned $455 million worldwide during its opening weekend ― the highest box-office debut for any female-fronted movie and the sixth-highest global opening weekend overall, according to Variety. It was eclipsed by Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and all three Avengers films.

The film debuted domestically with $153 million from 4,310 theaters, a per-theater average of $35,499.

Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the film stars Brie Larson in the title role.

"If you want to just enjoy it, you totally can, but there a lot of aspects to it that I think are worth talking with your friends and family about".

"I'm kind of over the 'First female blah blah blah, ' and 'Wow, maybe women can actually do the same things that dudes can do - what a insane concept!'" Now we're just doing what's natural.

Captain Marvel: 1, trolls: 0.

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