Brie Larson and Captain Marvel steal the last laugh away from the internet trolls attempting to dissuade moviegoers by earning $455 million USD at the global opening weekend box office, the sixth most all time.
The Marvel Studios-produced, Disney-distributed film tallied $153M USD Stateside and $302M USD at the international box office. This puts the debut of Marvel’s female protagonist at the second best opening all time for a superhero film and the biggest ever March release. Captain Marvel now sits behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s $483.2M USD opening in 2011.
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