Marvel’s latest superhero franchise Captain Marvel has pushed its global haul past the $900 million mark, pulling in $35 million domestically and a further $52.1 million from international markets in its third weekend.
With $321.5 million from North America and $588 million overseas, the Brie Larson-headlined blockbuster has earned $910.3 million to date, and is expected to cross the $1 billion mark by close of play next weekend, becoming the seventh Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to do so.
2019 is certainly shaping up to be a big one for Brie Larson, who’ll be back on the big screen next month as Carol Danvers as she joins Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame., while the Oscar-winner is also set to release her directorial debut Unicorn Store, which reunites her with her Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Captain Marvel is being directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) and sees Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) leading the cast as Carol Danvers alongside Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Lashana Lynch (Fast Girls), Gemma Chan (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Algenis Perez Soto (Sambá), Rune Temte (Eddie The Eagle), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Ana Ayora (The Big Wedding), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Kenneth Mitchell (Star Trek: Discovery), Chuku Modo (The Good Doctor), Clark Gregg (The Avengers) and Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).
via Flickering Myth