China Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ On Track For Massive $30M Opening Day

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“Captain Marvel” is on course to finish its opening day in Chinese theaters with a gross of $30 million.

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That figure, according to the Maoyan online ticketing service, takes in $2.2 million earned in previews Thursday, plus Friday ticket sales to 8:15 p.m. local time, for a running total of $29.8 million (RMB200 million). This puts the film on track to score one of Marvel Pictures’ biggest opening days in China.

 

The film, starring Brie Larson as the suited-up superhero, was released in the U.S. on the same day as in China,  marking International Women’s Day.

 

Though box office for the year to date remains down 5% from last year in China, several Hollywood studio films have recently enjoyed record-breaking opening days in the Middle Kingdom.

 

In December, Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” took in $24.6 million on its opening day in China. In November, Sony’s “Venom” brought in $34.5 million. Fox’s female-character-led “Alita: Battle Angel” brought in $18.7 million on its opening day in February.

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