Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson's "Captain Marvel" had a smooth take-off in India with the superhero film raking in Rs 48.47 crore at the box office in its opening weekend. It opened in India on Friday.
Cast member Brie Larson interacts with fans at the premiere for the movie "Captain Marvel" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 4, 2019.
The film is already dominating the box office, hauling in an estimated $153 million domestically and $455 million worldwide since Thursday, CNBC reports.
Based on this start, many are starting to believe the film could hit one billion dollars by the end of its theatrical run.
Mississipi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve.
Captain Marvel is in cinemas now, and is absolutely crushing it at the box office - whether you like it or not. If box office projections hold true, Captain Marvel could cement itself as the seventh-highest opener in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the second-highest debut for a Marvel origin story-just behind Black Panther.
Captain Marvel is out now across the UK. The post-credit scene of the Infinity War surely hyped up the buzz for everyone who is waiting for Avengers: Endgame, and it had Captain Marvel connect to it.
The huge debut is likely to see the movie, which is the first woman-lead superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney, land in the top 20 domestic openings of all time. Captain Marvel ranks alongside Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp for having the smallest gender divide among audiences for movies in the Marvel Comics Universe franchise, with a weekend crowd that was 55% male and 45% female, as Box Office Mojo reports. The film is set in 1995 and showcases how Carol Danvers discovers who she really is and then becomes Captain Marvel.
Brie Larson serves popcorn to fans at a Captain Marvel screening. The last big hit was Warner Bros.'s "Aquaman" in late December, which opened with $68 million US and went on to gross $1.14 billion USA worldwide. Comscore/Screen Engine's PostTrak survey of audiences resulted in an 81 percent total positive score with a strong 66 percent of audiences saying they would "definitely recommend" the film.