Captain Marvel Shatters Records With Biggest Opening Weekend For Female-Led Film

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Captain Marvel came to theaters this past Friday, and it’s already breaking records with its instant success. The film’s box office debut soared to $455 million worldwide this weekend in ticket sales, including $153 million in North America.

The global launch’s success surpasses Beauty and the Beast ($357 million) and is the second-largest for a comic book adaptation coming in behind Avengers: Infinity War ($640.5 million). It is also the sixth-biggest worldwide opening ever, and beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million) with a $302 million international opening.

DC’s Wonder Woman made history with $103 million during its first weekend, but now Captain Marvel surpasses that too. 

For more on Captain Marvel, read our interview with the movie’s composer and our feature that looks back at Captain Marvel’s place in video games.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]