The Brie Larson-starring movie earns fifth biggest international launch after bringing in an estimated $455 million over the weekend.
“Captain Marvel” is expected to break even this week with a $650 million (£496 million) global take.
The blockbuster, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson debuted at the top of the box office charts around the world over the weekend, March 09-10, and early Monday estimates suggest the Disney movie has passed $455 million (£348 million), to land the fifth best opening of all time overseas.
And now the movie is on course to pick up a profit before the end of its first week on release.
“Captain Marvel” is expected to break the $1 billion mark before its run has ended.
It opened with $153 million (£117 million) in the U.S. – the third-best March debut after Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“, and the seventh-best stateside launch for a Marvel Comics Universe title.
Captain Marvel’s three-day debut haul passes the opening weekends of the first two “Iron Man” films, “The Incredible Hulk“, the first two “Captain America” films, all three “Thor” films, “Doctor Strange“, both “Ant-Man” films, both “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, as well as all “Spider-Man” films, “Venom“, “Suicide Squad“, “Man of Steel“, “Justice League“, “Wonder Woman“, “Aquaman“, both “Deadpool” films and all “X-Men” movies, according to Deadline.
“Marvel Studios continues to have an incredible track record that remains unbroken,” Cathleen Taff, Disney President of Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management and Business & Audience Insights says. “Audiences feel they know what they are getting when they buy their movie ticket.”