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Captain Marvel soars past expectations in box office

The 21st instalment of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, its first film with a solo female lead, cashed in $455 million worldwide since Thursday, in the U.S. alone the film generated $153 million on its debut.

The Marvel flick took some criticism for being too conservative in forecasting a figure of $125 million, but following a strong weekend at the box office, Disney adjusted those figures by stating it would expect a figure between $145 million to $155 million

No one will know for sure until later today as to how much is the total sum, but Sunday’s figures have solidified “Captain Marvel” as the third-highest March debut of all time in the U.S., and the seventh-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of all time.

“Captain Marvel” is also the second-highest grossing superhero origin film, behind “Black Panther,” which hauled in $202 million during its debut.

Marvel Studios now has seven of the top 20 film debuts in industry history and Walt Disney Studios holds 12 of the top 20.

Internationally, the film has grossed an estimated $302 million, making it the fifth highest international opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time, behind only “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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