WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mar 13, 2019, 08.49 AM
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.
Brie Larson lead film scored the sixth-best worldwide start of all time with $455 million.