Friday, May 24, 2024

Marvel-ous! “Captain Marvel” Scores $61.3 Mil Thurs-Fri Opening, First Marvel Film with Female Lead Should Break $150 Mil Weekend


Brie Larson should be feeling pretty good this morning.

Marvel’s first female led super hero movie, “Captain Marvel,” made $61.3 million last night. That includes $20 mil from Thursday previews.

By Sunday Marvel will have at least $150 million in the bank. And a new franchise spread over the next six or seven years.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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