Captain Marvel concept art showcases a deleted action sequence

Asociated Press     Brie Larson in a scene from ‘Captain Marvel

"Captain Marvel" also opened in worldwide markets, and Disney estimated the global weekend take at $455 million, the sixth-biggest ever.

The official social media account for Captain Marvel shared pictures and videos of Brie Larson surprising fans on the opening weekend.

"Captain Marvel" will wind up with the 18th biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

The actress, who stars in the movie as Carol Danvers a.k.a. the eponymous Captain Marvel, shocked audiences as she showed up at cinemas across the U.S. The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay.

According to a statement, the film earned Rs 15.49 crore (GBOC - Gross box office collection) on day one, Rs 16.79 crore GBOC on day two and Rs 16.19 crore GBOC on day three, taking the total to Rs 48.47 crore. As such, the Captain Marvel post-credits scene (technically a mid-credits scene) is the talk of the town, at times even more than the movie itself.

Associated Press     Jude Law and Brie Larson in a scene from 'Captain Marvel'
Associated Press Jude Law and Brie Larson in a scene from 'Captain Marvel'

The film, starring Brie Larson, brought in an estimated $153 million in North America.

"Captain Marvel" breaks new ground for Disney. The film first received backlash before its release as internet "trolls" gave it bad reviews without seeing it in an effort to undermine the female lead in a Marvel movie, but the movie itself was a powerful tale of self-discovery and female empowerment. But what other distinguishing qualities (apart from a name that makes her sound like a brand ambassador) does Captain Marvel have? The current weekend's second-place box office finisher is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It doesn't spoil any major reveals from the movie but if you're planning on watching it, you'd best return after having seen it on the big screen.

Diakow explains the history of the character Captain Marvel goes back to the 1960s when the character was initially written as a male superhero, however that changed in the '70s with the feminist movement.

"Lego Movie 2" and "Alita: Battle Angel" round out the top five with $3.8 million and $3.2 million, respectively.

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