Brie Larsonâ€™s â€œCaptain Marvelâ€ continues to do heroic business. In its latest box office milestone, the female-fronted superhero tentpole zoomed past $900 million in ticket sales worldwide.
â€œCaptain Marvelâ€ brought in a mighty $87 million globally this weekend, including $52 million from international territories. It has now generated $589 million overseas for a global haul of $910 million. At the domestic box office, â€œCaptain Marvelâ€ brought in an impressive $35 million during its third weekend of release, bringing its North American tally to $320 million.
It now ranks as the 10th-biggest comic-book release of all time, surpassing the lifetime hauls of superhero movies like â€œThor: Ragnarokâ€ ($854 million), â€œVenomâ€ ($855 million), and â€œSpider-Man: Homecomingâ€ ($880 million).
â€œCaptain Marvelâ€ injected a much-needed boost into the worldwide box office. Itâ€™s far and away the biggest movie of the year. Itâ€™s no surprise, considering Marvel positioned the film as an essential stepping stone ahead of â€œAvengers: Endgame,â€ the epic conclusion arriving this summer that will determine the fate of a number of Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes. At the end of â€œAvengers: Infinity War,â€ Marvel set up Larsonâ€™s Carol Danvers as the last, best hope after Thanos turned half of life in the universe to dust.
Meanwhile, Jordan Peeleâ€™s â€œUsâ€ launched abroad with $16.7 million from 47 foreign markets. Starring Lupita Nyongâ€™o and Winston Duke, the psychological thriller about a family terrorized by a group of doppelgangers drummed up a massive $70 million at the domestic box office for a worldwide start of $86.95 million. â€œUsâ€ saw the best debut in the United Kingdom ($3.7 million), followed by France ($2 million), Spain ($1.2 million), and Germany ($1.4 million).
Aside from â€œCaptain Marvelâ€ and â€œUs,â€ Hollywood movies took a backseat overseas. â€œMore Than Blue,â€ a remake of the 2009 South Korean film, amassed $29.6 million from six territories for a global tally of $136 million. Chinese titles â€œSong of Youthâ€ and â€œMoneyâ€ rounded out box office charts, generating $11.2 million, and $10.3 million, respectively.