Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars Past $200M in the U.S., Nearly $700M Globally

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Brie Larson’s Captain America  soared past the $200 million mark on Friday at the North American box office, where it’s headed for a second weekend haul of $68 million to $70 million.

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Marvel Studios and Disney’s female-led superhero pic, starring Brie Larson, finished its second Friday with a domestic total of $216 million, including $19 million for the day from 4,310 theaters. Through Sunday, the tentpole is looking at a global gross well north of $700 million on its way to becoming the newest member of the billion-dollar club.

 

The news is mixed for new entries on the marquee trying to compete with Captain Marvel‘s all-audience appeal.

 

Paramount’s animated family pic Wonder Park, costing as much as $100 million to produce before marketing, earned $5.2 million on Friday from 3,838 cinemas for a projected domestic debut of $17 million-plus. The pic has drawn poor reviews, while earning a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. The good news: it’s coming in ahead of tracking, and should benefit in the days ahead from kids being out of school for spring break vacations.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Walt Disney/Marvel
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