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Brie Larson's 'Captain Marvel' crosses $500 million at the worldwide box office

Brie Larson in a poster of 'Captain Marvel'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 13, 2019, 08.49 AM (IST)

Marvel’s latest offering ‘Captain Marvel’ is dominating in theatres worldwide as the first female-led superhero film crosses $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has achieved this feat in less than a week’s time. The film released on International Women's Day, read the review here

As of Monday, the film stood at $490 million including $164.3 million in the US market and $325.6 million overseas. Film trade analysts suggest that the film will achieve its run till $1 billion or more in global ticket sales soon. 

Brie Larson-led film scored the sixth-best worldwide start of all time with $455 million. Among the biggest contributor is China which contributed to $95 million, followed by South Korea ($25.3 million), the UK ($18.1 million), Brazil ($14.7 million), Mexico ($13.7 million), Australia ($12 million), Indonesia ($11.8 million), Russia ($11.3 million), France ($9.6 million), Germany ($8.4 million), India ($7.7 million), Thailand ($7 million) and others ($91 million). 

The precedent, some say, was set by ‘Wonder Woman’, a film under the collaboration of DC and Warner Bros.' It debuted to $103 million in North America, proving that a female-led superhero pic could do huge business. The film had Gal Gadot playing the eponymous character. 

The film stars Brie Larson, winner of a 2016 Best Actress Oscar for 'Room', as Carol Danvers, a former fighter pilot who gains superpowers in an accident and finds herself in the middle of a galactic conflict. It also stars Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Annette Bening and Jude Law.