Captain Marvel is marvelous at the box office


Surprising absolutely no one, Captain Marvel lead the box office in its opening weekend coming in at a strong 153 million dollar take. Whether it be the absolute need for a new Marvel movie after the ending to Infinity War or the strategic release date of the first female-led Marvel movie on the weekend International Women’s Day, Captain Marvel absolutely pummeled the competition. If you were, to sum up the total take for two through ten in the box office it wouldn’t even come close to the total that Captain Marvel brought in.

First of the losers was the final entry in the wonderful How to Tran Your Dragon Series, still holding on after three weeks. Third place was also the final entry in a series, albeit not a great one. Madea’s Funeral begins its death walk down the charts in its second week as it loses one place and over half of its take from last week. The second LEGO movie holds steady at number four and Alita just barely hangs onto the top five in its fourth week at the theater.

Green Book continues to ride the wave of its Best Picture win by holding onto sixth place while Isn’t It Romantic also held onto its spot from last week. Fighting with My Family saw the steepest fall this week with a three-spot drop with Greta continuing to languish around in the bottom half. The most surprising turn for this weekend was the fact that Apollo 11 actually lost 22% of its take from last week and still managed to climb five spaces to land in the top ten! Ain’t that just a pickle?

So what’s there to look forward to next week? Captive State which has a high amount of potential to be great or hamfisted is probably the best contender that Captain Marvel will face, the other two movies scheduled for wide release, Five Feet Apart and Wonder Park just don’t look to have the mustard to stand up to Danvers.

  1. Captain Marvel – $153,000,000
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $14,685,005
  3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $12,050,000
  4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $3,915,000
  5. Alita: Battle Angel – $3,215,344
  6. Green Book – $2,511,325
  7. Isn’t it Romantic – $2,260,000
  8. Fighting With My Family – $2,188,868
  9. Greta – $2,188,430
  10. Apollo 11 – $1,250,931
Anthony Marzano
Anthony Marzano likes long talks in naturally-lit diners and science fiction movies about what it means to be human.