Brie Larson Serves Refreshment And Surprises Moviegoers During "Captain Marvel" Opening Weekend

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"IMAX is honoured to be part of the spectacular performance of Captain Marvel, the biggest superhero origin story opening in IMAX history that has earned its rank among the highest-grossing IMAX openings ever", said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.

Captain Marvel's introduction to the MCU was first teased in the post-credits of Avengers: Infinity War, when Nick Fury spent his final moments of life shooting her a message with a heretofore unseen pager.

How much did Captain Marvel make at the Box Office? And star Brie Larson delighted fans in New Jersey when she showed up in costume (sorta) as Captain Marvel, and used her heroic powers to hand out popcorn at the concessions stand. "Captain Marvel" smashed records for the biggest debut of the year at the domestic box office, posting $153 million from 4,310 theaters. Have you seen Captain Marvel yet? Add on the $302 million it took in overseas - the fifth-best overseas debut of all time - and the movie pulled in a mind-blowingly $456 million in its opening weekend.

It wasn't just young women who turned out to see the on-screen adventures of Carol Danvers, the Air Force pilot who becomes an intergalactic hero. Global numbers bring the film's total opening weekend sales to a whopping $455 million. The film also delivered all-time biggest IMAX openings in 12 worldwide territories, including Germany, Ukraine, India and Puerto Rico.

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On a larger scale, the commercial success of "Captain Marvel" sets the stage for an increase in female-led superhero movies.

Even without the same kind of name recognition that Wonder Woman benefitted from, "Captain Marvel" soared past that start.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe.