The most powerful hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be pretty powerful in the real world too. Captain Marvel raked in a massive $455 million worldwide on its opening weekend, taking the sixth-highest worldwide opening in history.
The sixth spot taken by Captain Marvel was previously held by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rounding out the top 5, from first to fifth are Avengers: Infinity War ($641M), The Fate of the Furious ($542M), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529M), Jurassic World ($525M), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($483M).
This solidifies Captain Marvel with the second-best superhero film opening, behind Avengers: Infinity War. Seeing as Captain Marvel only had a budget of $152M, the film has already made a hefty profit for Marvel Studios.
That’s not all though. Carol Danvers’ introductory film is on track to easily cross a total of $1 billion worldwide, after nearly achieving half of that in its opening weekend!
The movie’s massive opening is kind of… ironic. Considering the small social media revolt seen by some who found Brie Larson’s request to have women and POC on the film’s press tour to be offensive.
Rotten Tomatoes had to remove over 50,000 user reviews from trolls who were attempting to alter the audience score on the site. Captain Marvel had reached 50,000 audience reviews in a matter of one day. Avengers: Infinity War has hardly passed 50,000 reviews on the site after being out for nearly a year now. Seem fishy? Yeah.
Many Twitter trolls took to taking the #AlitaChallenge to fight back against Disney’s “SJW propaganda” by seeing Alita: Battle Angel instead of Captain Marvel. It seems that didn’t work very well.
Regardless, the #AlitaChallenge would have still been giving money to Disney. Alita was produced by Fox, which is currently undergoing a massive merger after Disney bought the studio.
All of this goes to say, it looks like Carol Danvers showed the world what she was made of this weekend.