Captain Marvel impresses at the box office

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The latest Marvel offering also continued the studio's domination overseas, with a $302 million opening weekend, putting the total gross over three days at $455 million. It is the second MCU prequel and potentially one of Marvel's most important films to date, spotlighting Brie Larson's Carol Danvers as she rediscovers her past, and the roots of a centuries-old conflict between two alien civilisations.

While the hype around Captain Marvel was huge leading up to its March 7 release, there was some chatter about if the world was indeed ready for a female superhero to lead its own series. 2018's Black Panther and 2017's The Last Jedi, which both featured strong females and a diverse cast, saw trolls launch similar campaigns. Nine of the Top 10 Captain Marvel locations in China were IMAX. Worldwide grosses were especially strong, led by $89.3 million in China, where "Captain Marvel" trailed only "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" among Marvel releases.

It's the sixth largest worldwide debut ever.

"Mostly, I'm thrilled for the doors this will open", DeConnick, who was a consultant on "Captain Marvel", told The Washington Post. "You guys are so awesome to come opening weekend".

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Despite vocal distaste from some social media users, who drove the film to a low Rotten Tomatoes audience score, movie theatre pollsters CinemaScore recorded an average "A" grade from those they surveyed after screenings.

Taff declined to address "Captain Marvel" foes but applauded Marvel and Kevin Feige for propelling a movie that expanded the Marvel universe. Males accounted for 55 percent of audiences, while 74 percent of moviegoers were over the age of 25.

The character is expected to play a key role in Marvel's next film Avengers: Endgame, which is released in the United Kingdom on 25 April.

"Apollo 11", the acclaimed moon landing documentary featuring newly discovered and restored footage, continued to pack theaters.

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