"Captain Marvel" Becomes The Highest Grossing Film With A Female Lead Of All Time

Maanyata Thu |Mar 12, 2019

Captain Marvel, Marvel's newest, female-led superhero movie, has officially broken records.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel has officially broken the records. The Hollywood Reporter said that the film had scored the most significant worldwide opening of all time for one female-fronted movie. Captain Marvel, starring Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, has collected 455 million dollars at the global box office in its first opening weekend, including 153 million dollars in North America.

The movie is based on Carol Danvers by Gene Colan and Roy Thomas and is helmed by the duo directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. It revolves around the journey Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. Apart from Brie LarsonCaptain Marvel boasts of a stellar cast including Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Gemma Chan as Minn-Evra, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan, the Accuser and many others.

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Before Captain Marvel, the film that defeated the record was Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, with 357 million dollars in worldwide ticket sales. In the superhero universe, Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot in a titular role, is the only other female-fronted movie that was capable of accomplishing one similar feat. Wonder Women earned 103 million dollars during its box office debut.

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The film also becomes the second-largest opening for one comic book film, only after Avengers: Infinity War, which earned a total of 640.5 million dollars. It is also the sixth-best worldwide bow of all time, and the fifth-biggest international opening with 302 million dollars ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Watch Captain Marvel’s official movie trailer below:


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