‘Captain Marvel’ hits major milestone among comic book films
Captain Marvel has made history even before its debut, and it doesn’t look like that is stopping anytime soon based on the looks of the box office.
The film starring Brie Larson has made $900 million in ticket sales worldwide, making it the 10th-biggest comic-book release of all time. That accomplishment is something worth celebrating for sure.
This weekend alone, the film garnered $87 million globally. Before this milestone, the film had the biggest-ever opening weekend for a female-fronted film.
While it’s obvious this is the studio’s first female-led superhero film, women are also making waves behind the scenes. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are co-directing, and Boden is Marvel’s first female directors.
The box office success comes after Captain Marvel was bashed by trolls on Rotten Tomatoes before it even came out. However, the film’s rating is steadily rising from the online hate and getting a better rating. Critics have boasted rave reviews in regards to the film despite the online hate.
Captain Marvel has also made waves in the music world. Since the movie premiered, there has been an increase in downloads of ’90s songs that are featured on the soundtrack. The soundtrack includes songs from Nirvana, No Doubt, Hole and more.
Finally, if you’re as crazy about the film as we are, you can check out Larson and co-star Samuel L. Jackson do an amazing recreation of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar performance of “Shallow” below.
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