'Captain Marvel' soars to $153 million launch

Captain Marvel on her movie poster

'Captain Marvel' box office collection Day 1: The Brie Larson starrer records the second highest opening for a Hollywood release

The final tally won't come until Monday, but Sunday's figures have solidified "Captain Marvel" as the third-highest March debut of all time in the USA, and the seventh-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of all time.

The 29-year-old actress - who stars as the titular character in "Captain Marvel" - has admitted to loving her on-screen character's relatability. The highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War follow-up will conclude the previous 22 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.

After beating Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's Badla on day 1, Captain Marvel continued racing ahead than him.

Fans going to see Captain Marvel at the AMC Clifton Commons 16 movie theater in Clifton, New Jersey, on Saturday night were surprised with a visit from Larson herself.

Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies and was previously lesser known than many Marvel heroes. Others took issue with Larson's statements about making her press interviews for the film more inclusive and not "overwhelmingly white male".

Captain Marvel hit theaters this weekend and introduced the world to some seriously powerful women.

It's six years before Captain Marvel learns the truth, and discovers that the shape-shifting Skrulls she is now fighting are really the good guys, while the Krees are the bad guys. Have you seen the movie yet? The film has opened better than two of the major grossers of 2019, "Uri: The Surgical Strike" and "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".

CinemaScore, which relies on interviews with audience members coming out of theatres, found crowds very much liked "Captain Marvel", giving it an A rating.

The post-credit scene in Captain Marvel is a humorous clip starring Goose (a nod to Top Gun), in which it is seen coughing up a Tesseract on Fury's desk as if it were a fur ball. So far this year, the biggest weekend film was "How to Train Your Dragon" at $55 million in February.

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