Captain Marvel rockets to historic $153m debut at the US box office

Captain Marvel one of many superhero movies meant to empower and spark conversation

The Brie Larson starrer got its audience on day 1, and the statement was made about how the Marvel movies have increased its fan base over the last few years. That's in addition to the biggest opening for the month of March. Captain Marvel has also scored an "A" CinemaScore grade and Disney CEO Bob Iger couldn't be prouder, as he took to Twitter to praise the movie for how well it's been performing. Disney capitalized on the box-office low with its big Marvel Studios release starring Brie Larson, who will also have a major role to play in the upcoming "Avengers: Endgame" on over 4,300 screens.

Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel follows the story of Larson's character Carol Danvers as she navigates a monumental war between two alien races which transcends galaxies. Perhaps the wisest course of action is to see the film and judge its merits for yourself.

We'll have to keep a watch to see if Captain Marvel will keep cruising at the box office once Shazam! enters the competition in April. In fact, it's already raked in a whopping $455 million worldwide, and $153 million in North America during it's very first weekend at the box office.

The film also makes history as the most successful feature to be directed or co-directed by a woman; it's co-helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck who also co-wrote the screenplay.

Meanwhile, Brie previously revealed she hopes "Captain Marvel" will spark a global conversation about diversity.

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According to CNN, the forecast for the North American box office had been $130 million.

Captain Marvel is now in cinemas. Coming to the first weekend, Captain Marvel was off to a great start.

"Captain Marvel" also cemented itself in the history books, and was the fifth highest worldwide opening weekend of all time, and the second highest for a superhero movie.

It's now riding a very respectable 80 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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