Captain Marvel fights off online trolls with $455m opening weekend


Disney-Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" had a huge opening weekend, grossing $153 million in its domestic debut. Their invaluable work often goes unnoticed in conversations regarding the success of tent-pole releases like Captain Marvel. It was also the second most successful for any superhero pic behind Avengers: Infinity War ($640.5 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. The end credits also teased the pre-existing Nick Fury and Carol Danvers relationship that was explored in Captain Marvel.

Overall, it's the sixth-best worldwide opener of all time, beating out the global debuts other smash hits such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million). Despite trolls continuing to post negative reviews, audiences overwhelmingly loved it, giving the film an A Cinemascore, with 80 percent of critics liking it as well, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

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"What they believe is that the more you diversify perspective and experience in front of and behind the camera, the better the movies and the stories are", said Taff of Marvel. "Captain Marvel marks an incredible start to what is shaping up to be a very strong 2019 lineup and sets the stage for the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which was shot entirely with IMAX cameras". Males accounted for 55 percent of audiences, while 74 percent of moviegoers were over the age of 25.

In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.

"Apollo 11", the acclaimed moon landing documentary featuring newly discovered and restored footage, continued to pack theaters. 9 of the Top 10 grossing theatres were IMAX locations.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.