Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel debuted this weekend with a superpowered $455 million global opening—the sixth highest global debut of all time. It’s also the biggest ever for March and the second biggest worldwide debut for a superhero film behind only Avengers: Infinity War.
The film’s $153 million domestic debut is the biggest of the year and among the top 20 debuts of all time. Its $302 million international opening weekend is the fifth highest in industry history. The movie opened as the No. 1 western film globally this weekend and posted an opening weekend in the top 10 western debuts of all time in several markets. The top five markets were China, where Captain Marvel has grossed $88.6 million in its first three days for the third biggest Marvel Studios debut ever there, as well Korea ($24 million), UK ($16.5 million), Brazil ($13.3 million, No. 2 industry debut ever), and Mexico ($12.8 million, No. 5 industry debut ever).
Produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
This weekend’s results bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s combined global box office to nearly $18 billion across 21 films.