Female Marvel superhero tops weekend box office

How do their skills stack

The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck-directed Captain Marvel, has come through with an exceptional box office outing.

It did that and then some.

The newest Marvel film, Captain Marvel, opened this past weekend and it enjoyed a massive, record-breaking debut at the box office.

The movie also topped the global box office, opening with $302 million on its first weekend.

With it staggering numbers, Captain Marvel became the first film of 2019 to break the $100 million barrier, and was, by far, the biggest opening of the year. The only movie with a female lead that's opened better globally was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which grossed $529 million when it debuted in 2015.

"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies.

A still from Captain Marvel.

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The movie's success again shows that audiences want to see films that are more representative of themselves.

As Variety reports, the movie pulled in $153 million in over 4,000 theaters in North America alone (soaring past the $125 million opening weekend projections).

As if to prove how little added hype this movie needs, Marvel's own Avengers: Endgame web page remains more or less blank: There's a countdown clock, the trailer from last December that's been viewed almost 90 million times. and not much else. According to IBTimes, Captain Marvel's earnings in India may get affected as potential audience may choose to illegally download it, rather than visit a theatre.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters!

Audiences in the US and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female.

They're also in possession of Nick Fury's pager from which he sent a message to Captain Marvel, just before turned to dust at the end of Infinity War.

Last week's number one movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World dropped to second place, taking in another $14.7 million.

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.

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