Country: United States
Category: Upcoming Fantasy/Science Fiction
Release Date: March 2019
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Music by: Pinar Toprak
Distributed by: Marvel Studios
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
Captain Marvel is a 2019 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superheroine of the same name. It is the twenty-first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the ninth installment of Phase Three. The movie was released on March 8, 2019. It is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Lee Pace as Ronan, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, and Jude Law as Yon-Rogg.
Captain Marvel earned $7.59 million (-48% from last Tuesday) to bring its 12-day domestic cume up to $277.67m. By today or tomorrow, it will have sold more tickets ($259m in 2014/$281m adjusted-for-inflation) than Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with the likes of Superman Returns ($200m in 2006/$275m adjusted) and Batman Begins ($205m in 2005/$289m adjusted). We’re still looking at a 14-day total of around $289m with a likely vault over the $300m mark on Saturday. If it holds its third-weekend-drop to around 45% (think Hunger Games and The Dark Knight), then we’re looking at a $37m third-weekend-gross for a 17 day total of around $326m. That would put it just over the unadjusted lifetime cumes of Thor: Ragnarok ($315 million in 2017), Iron Man ($318m in 2008), Suicide Squad ($325m in 2016) and Deadpool 2 ($324m in 2018, counting Once Upon a Deadpool). As noted during the opening weekend, the film opened so high ($154m) that it was destined to soar past the various comic book superhero movies in terms of unadjusted domestic and global grosses. Once it tops Deadpool ($363m) it’ll be the fourth-biggest non-sequel superhero flick in North America behind only Spider-Man ($402m), Wonder Woman ($412.5m) and Black Panther ($700m). $400m-plus is not yet a guarantee, but nor is that the bar for domestic success.
Captain Marvel is directed by Mississippi Grind filmmakers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script by Tomb Raider screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch (Glow). The film is set in the 1990s and explores the powerful hero’s adventures in the time before Iron Man and The Avengers came to prominence..