'Captain Marvel' Flies to $455 Million Worldwide Box Office Opening, Biggest Ever for Female-Fronted Film

Captain Marvel is already breaking records at the box office.

The latest Marvel Studios film is set for a $455 million global opening weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s the biggest global opening ever for a female-led movie.

That’s also the second-largest global opening ever for a Marvel Studios film, behind only last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Captain Marvel is on track to open with $153 million domestic. That makes it the seventh-largest domestic opening weekend for a Marvel Studios movie, coming in above Guardians of the Galaxy and below Iron Man 3. It is also the second-highest domestic opening weekend for a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe character debut, behind only last year's Black Panther.

Captain Marvel is the first Marvel Studios film headlined by a female hero. This has drawn some comparisons to Black Panther, which was Marvel Studio's first film led by a black hero. During a visit to the Captain Marvel set, Brie Larson discussed those comparisons and high expectations.

“I don't know how it's any different. To be honest, I don't want it to feel different,” Larson explained. “I’m kind of over the ‘First female blah blah blah,’ and ‘Wow, maybe women can actually do the same things that dudes can do – what a crazy concept!’ I feel like the more we talk about it, the more we perpetuate the myth that it's an impossible task. No, if it wasn't like that before, it's because it was wrong. That was just wrong. Now we're just doing what's natural.

“It'll be what it is, and I think there's gonna be lot there for people to digest and feel,” she continued. “And hopefully it'll be the movie that you want to revisit again and again, and as life goes on, it'll have more to it. I just want to make art that lasts. I want to make art that you grow with. That's all.”

Captain Marvel is set in the 1990s and tells Carol's origin story. After having her memory of Earth wiped and being conscripted into the elite Kree squad called Starforce, Danvers finds herself caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races that threatens to turn Earth into its next front.

What did you think of Captain Marvel? Let us know in the comments.

Captain Marvel is now playing in theaters.

Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Avengers: Endgame on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.

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