Check this out, Super Hero fans. The latest Marvel film to hit theaters and Disney’s first theatrical release of 2019 is now the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th highest grossing film in the U.S. That’s right: after just three weekends, “Captain Marvel” has surpassed $900 million in the worldwide box office and earned over $321.5 million domestically, making it within the top 10 most successful MCU films.
As CBR points out, “Captain Marvel” has outperformed over half of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, kicking the original “Iron Man” out of the top 10 rankings. “Captain Marvel” has even surpassed the lifetime totals of several other fan-favorite films, including “Wonder Woman” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Since it has only been three weeks since “Captain Marvel” hit theaters, only time will tell how successful the film will truly be over its lifetime. CBR predicts that the film is pretty much bound to hit the $1 billion milestone in no time, which would make it the seventh MCU film (and the fourth solo MCU film) to do so.
The film’s theatrical success isn’t too surprising, either. “Captain Marvel” is the first MCU film of 2019 and the last piece of the puzzle needed before fans see this MCU era come to a close in “Avengers: Endgame.” And with all of the hype surrounding “Endgame”‘s theatrical release next month, it’s only natural for Marvel fans to want to get their Super Hero fix as soon as possible. We saw Fury tease us with a page to Carol Danvers at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” back in 2018, and given the massive publicity for “Captain Marvel,” we wouldn’t be surprised if the film garnered attention from die-hard MCU fans as well as those new to the films. With “Captain Marvel” being the first solo film for a female Marvel Super Hero and the first MCU film co-directed by a female, we’re pretty excited that a film like this has gotten so much attention.
Fans of “Captain Marvel” can see her next in “Avengers: Endgame” this April. For more “Captain Marvel” in the meantime, head to the Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line.
What’s your favorite MCU film, and how successful was it in the box office? Let us know in the comments!