Captain Marvel blockbuster has hero for our times

Captain Marvel blockbuster has hero for our times

Marvel Studios' first film of 2019 has received a thunderous box office opening in India.

It did that and then some. Happily, after the movie's opening weekend, it seems the flick has gone higher, further, and faster at the box office. "You guys are awesome for coming opening weekend".

The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Boden the first female director of a Marvel movie.

Movie industry executives in the past dismissed movies about women and people of color- traditionally underrepresented in mainstream Hollywood works - perpetuating the myth that they don't succeed at the box office. Not only that, but in what is arguably Captain Marvel's biggest reveal we learn that Carol is tied directly to one Infinity Stone in particular: The Tesseract, aka The Space Stone! This success all but ensures a sequel and, presumably, opens the door for more female-led superhero films in the future.

Captain Marvel is expected to stay on top of the box office throne at least for the next couple of weeks.

South Korea led the rest of the pack with $24.1 million, marking the highest March opening weekend ever, 22% ahead of Black Panther. "#HigherFurtherFaster", the Captain Marvel Twitter account wrote alongside photos of Larson meeting fans and giving them popcorn.

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But, as with pretty much every Marvel movie these days, it also has a whole bunch of Easter Eggs, references and wider allusions to the Marvel canon.

Audiences in the US and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female. If Marvel didn't say another word about anything Avengers-related between now and the movie's release, the pent-up anticipation that's left fans in suspense since last year's Avengers: Infinity War cliffhanger would still be enough to pack theaters.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters! "You see that in their track record".

Captain Marvel released along with Sujoy Ghosh's Badla, and is also competing with Indra Kumar's action-adventure potboiler Total Dhamaal and Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon-starrer Luka Chuppi, which are in their third and second week respectively. DC's "Birds of Prey" and "Wonder Woman 1984" are scheduled to arrive next year.

Actress Brie Larson, star of "Captain Marvel", appeared at a movie theatre Saturday night in Clifton, New Jersey, about 10 miles (16 kilometres) west of NY.

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