Captain Marvel Saves The Box Office With Global Gross Of $455 Million

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With this weekend's results, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now crossed $1 billion in IMAX box office. Disney and Marvel's latest flick took in $153 million in North America alone and $455 million worldwide over the weekend.

At least a dozen vfx companies worked on the Disney/Marvel picture: Industrial Light & Magic, Trixter, Framestore, Animal Logic, Lola Visual Effects, Scanline VFX, Rising Sun Pictures, Luma Pictures, Digital Domain, Rise, Cantina, and SSVFX.

Captain Marvel is officially a hit - not that you needed any convincing.

Domestically, Captain Marvel grossed $14.1 million on 411 IMAX screens marking IMAX's second-biggest March opening.

Not even online trolls who tried to tamper with hype surrounding "Captain Marvel' could stop the heroic warrior's ticket sales from climbing higher, further, and faster than anticipated".

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It has been revealed that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo directed the mid-credits scene in Captain Marvel.

This makes it the fifth highest worldwide opening weekend of all time and the second highest superhero opening weekend of all time - with Avengers: Infinity War taking the top spot at an opening of $640m. Global numbers bring the film's total opening weekend sales to a whopping $455 million. It seems likely that many felt drawn to the film's societal benchmarks, being the first female-led Marvel movie, as well as the first to feature a female director.

The female-fronted film, led by Brie Larson, made the most money in its debut than any other movie with a woman at its helm in Hollywood history. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

Larson noted last month how movies that are landmarks for representation, like "Captain Marvel", often come with the weight of huge expectations, with a lot riding on their successes or failures. Larson said. "No, I'm not ..."