Captain Marvel was in full binary mode at the domestic box office. The film earned an estimated $153M during its domestic opening weekend. That’s one of the best debuts in Marvel Studios history, especially for a new franchise.
Captain Marvel had the seventh-biggest opening weekend out of 21 feature films from Marvel Studios. What’s even more impressive is that this is the second-highest opening frame for a movie that is the first in a standalone superhero franchise, behind only Black Panther ($202M). The rest of the superhero-based movies ahead of Captain Marvel’s North American opening are sequels or team-ups.
If you’ll permit another statistical qualifier, Captain Marvel is the best solo franchise debut for a character that did not previously appear in any other films. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) paged her in Avengers: Infinity War, but Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) didn’t actually appear in that film or any other prior to her own movie hitting theaters this weekend.
This, of course, is an outstanding result regardless of rankings and without qualification. Captain Marvel is a massive hit for Marvel Studios. Audiences have shown their love for Carol Danvers with their wallets and an “A” CinemaScore. That’s great news for Marvel, as the character is undoubtedly at the center of the studio’s post-Endgame plans.