Saturday, April 13, 2024

Marvelous Marvel: $20 Billion Total for All Films in Comics Universe, Plus “Captain Marvel” is Number 2 for Weekend


All boats rose on the super wave of “Endgame.”

As of today, the 23 movie Marvel comics universe movies have made a grand total of $19.9 million. Tomorrow they will cross the $20 billion mark. That’s quite a feat of super heroism.

Second, “Captain Marvel” was the number 2 movie this weekend, with over $8 million. Brie Larson stars as Captain Marvel, and she’s much featured in the new movie, which she actually shot first, before “Endgame.”

Imagine that Larson went from an indie movie no one saw– “Short Term 12”– to being stuck in a room with a little kid — “Room”– to this. Amazing.

“Captain Marvel” itself has made $408 million in the US. It’s moved UP the charts from 5 to 4 to 2 over the last three weeks. When does that happen after a run at number 1? Never. That’s when!

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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