'Captain Marvel' Passes 'The Dark Knight Rises' to Become One of Top 25 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

Avengers: Endgame is hitting theaters this week, but there's another Marvel Cinematic Universe film still making waves at the box office. Captain Marvel, which was released back in March, has had a successful turn during its release, breaking records and surpassing many of the other big names in the MCU franchise. Now, the movie has earned enough to take its place in the top 25 grossing films of all time! According to @ERCboxoffice, the film earned $15.6 million globally this weekend, which has pushed it from #26 to #25 on the list, surpassing The Dark Night Rises.

Box Office Mojo reports that Captain Marvel has earned $400,026,133 domestically and $1,089,526,133 worldwide. The Dark Night Rises took in $448,139,099 domestically and $1,084,939,099 worldwide back in 2012.

Currently, Captain Marvel is the 7th highest grossing film in the MCU. The films in the franchise to beat are Captain America: Civil War (domestic: $408,084,349, worldwide: $1,153,304,495), Iron Man 3 (domestic: $409,013,994, worldwide: $1,214,811,252), Avengers: Age of Ultron (domestic: $459,005,868, worldwide: $1,405,403,694), The Avengers (domestic: $623,357,910, worldwide: $1,518,812,988), Avengers: Infinity War (domestic: $678,815,482, worldwide: $2,048,359,754), and Black Panther (domestic: $700,059,566, worldwide: $1,346,913,161).

Captain Marvel was impressive from the start, opening to $153 million at the box office, which made it the 7th largest opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the franchise's history. It managed to earn the title of highest grossing movie of 2019 in only three days, and scored one of the biggest IMAX openings bringing in $22 million on 964 screens. It also had the best international opening for Marvel in IMAX and the second biggest international IMAX opening of all time.

Captain Marvel stars Academy Award-winner Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Lashana Lynch (Maria Rambeau), Annette Bening (Dr. Wendy Lawson), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Lee Pace (Ronan), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Akira Akbar (Monica Rameau), Algenis Perez Soto (Att-Lass), Rune Temte (Bron-Char), McKenna Grace (Young Carol), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), and Jude Law (Yon-Rogg).

You can catch Captain Marvel next in Avengers: Endgame!

Captain Marvel is still playing in select theaters, Avengers: Endgame is hitting theaters on April 26th, and Spider-Man: Far From Home is coming on July 2nd.



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