Moviegoers gets to see 'Captain Marvel' in the flesh

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel

"Captain Marvel" also breaks new ground for Disney in that it's the first female-led superhero movie from Marvel. Disney, the box-office leader in recent years, has several additional blockbuster films lined up in the coming weeks, including a "Dumbo" live-action remake and "Avengers: Endgame" in late April.

This makes it the fifth highest global opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time - with Avengers: Infinity War taking the top spot at an opening of $640m.

Captain Marvel shattered expectations, and the hopes of hundreds of angry trolls, this past 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.

Captain Marvel
Is the relationship between Carol Danvers and Yon Rogg abusive? Pic credit Disney WS Media

It's also earned another pretty incredible honor: becoming the biggest opening weekend box office earnings ever for a female-fronted film.

Before the film began, the Marvel fans were surprised by Captain Marvel herself, as Brie Larson entered the theater to surprise and thanks the fans for seeing her movie. The film set several new records for IMAX China including the Biggest IMAX March Opening, Second Highest Superhero opening, and the Fifth Highest Industry Opening ever. Conversely, it's possible that the same benchmarks drew increased vitriol from the other side, who questioned star Brie Larson's apparent dismissive nature during a press run.

"Captain Marvel", along with DC Comics' "Wonder Woman" in 2017, has been heralded as a landmark for female representation in superhero movies. The end credits also teased the pre-existing Nick Fury and Carol Danvers relationship that was explored in Captain Marvel.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe.

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