This shouldn’t be a terrible surprise, considering how Captain Marvel has been tracking for the pass few weeks, but what is surprising is the fact that Captain Marvel not only surpassed Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349), Iron Man 3 ($409,013,994), and Wonder Woman ($412,563,408) this weekend, but also held the #2 spot after only dropping %11.6 for a weekend take of $8,051,000 and a total domestic haul of $413,580,047.
Captain Marvel grossed an estimated $8.05M this weekend. Total gross stands at $413.58M.#CaptainMarvel #BoxOffice @MarvelStudios @captainmarvel
— BoxOfficeReport.com (@BORReport) April 28, 2019
Not only does this now make Captain Marvel the highest grossing female led superhero movie domestically, but it also now makes it the fifth highest grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although, that position will last long with Avengers: Endgame shattering records.
Additionally, with this weekend, Captain Marvel has jumped back to the #2 spot behind Avengers: Endgame. This is a combination of spillover from Endgame and late interest from women and older audiences for the character. Regardless, it’s amazing since no two movies of the same franchise have ever held the #1 and #2 spot at the box office since the release of the Star Wars (Special Edition) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) in 1997. But, this is the first time that it has happened for movies of the same franchise in their initial runs.
As for what the future holds for Captain Marvel, it has grossed $1,110,180,047 globally thus far, making it the 24th highest grossing movie of all time. In fact, it will pass The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,119,929,521) to become the 23rd. Only to get knocked back down when Avengers: Endgame barrels to the top.
How much more do you think it has in the tank? Do you think it has enough gas to pass The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424,668,047) domestically?