Captain Marvel early tracking places the movie around the $100 million-plus range for its debut weekend domestically. Marvel Studios has not put out a movie since Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was in July 2018 and means that fans are hungry for a new outing from the studio. With the dreary ending of Infinity War, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are anxious to see how Carol Danvers will fit into the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters less than two months after Captain Marvel. With that said, Marvel's first female-led movie could end up making a lot more than the $100 million projections. Outside of Iron Man's $102 million and Black Panther's $202 million, no other origin movie in the MCU has made it past the $100 million mark during their opening weekend box office. And in the case of T'Challa, he was technically introduced in Captain America: Civil War. While looking at those numbers, it looks like Captain Marvel will easily become the second highest domestic opening for an … [Read more...] about Captain Marvel Is on Target for a Huge $100M+ Box Office Debut
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12 minutes ago Normally, the weekly box office results are a foregone conclusion. There's usually only one major film release on any given weekend, perhaps with a couple of smaller entries, and those who estimate what the numbers will look like have gotten pretty good at being right. However, for the first time in a long time we're going to have a real race for the number one spot at the box office this weekend as three films vie for the top spot, and all three are predicted to do about the same amount of business. This weekend sees Happy Death Day 2U, Isn't it Romantic and Alita: Battle Angel all opening in theaters. HDD technically opened yesterday and the other two open today and with Monday being the Presidents' Day holiday, it's essentially a five-day weekend at the box office. What makes this holiday weekend especially interesting, however, is that there is no clear front runner. All three films are looking at totals estimated to be between $20 and $25 million. According … [Read more...] about We Actually Have A Box Office Horse Race At Movie Theaters This Weekend
Sorry (not sorry) to those of you who were hoping that Captain Marvel might flop, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is on track to do incredibly well at the box office. The site is reporting that it’s headed towards a $100 million-plus opening in North America, pulling numbers similar to Wonder Woman‘s opening weekend of $103 million. The article states that “rival studios with access to tracking say metrics for the film are ‘giant,’ including unaided awareness and definite interest.” We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Representation does well at the box office. Look at the smash success of Black Panther and Wonder Woman. Black Panther was a cultural event, and has remained key to the zeitgeist ever since it first premiered, with free screenings to celebrate Black History Month playing this February, a year later. Wonder Woman is the highest grossing film directed by a woman, and though it never crossed the … [Read more...] about Sorry Haters, Captain Marvel Is on Track for Heroic Box Office Numbers
x Captain Marvel looks set to light up the domestic box office with what will be the first truly heroic debut of 2019. Per Variety, the female-fronted superhero flick is currently tracking for a $100M-plus opening in North America, with some independent analysts predicting a figure closer to $120M based on positive word of mouth. Excitement for Captain Marvel is palpable, so we fully expect those numbers to ebb and flow as we approach release day. Either way, a $100M debut far exceeds that of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which earned $75M in its opening weekend off the back of the $2 billion dollar titan that is Avengers: Infinity War. But Captain Marvel heralds the beginning of a new franchise at Marvel Studios, and by all accounts, it looks as though Carol Danvers will be off to a flyer. Marvel Studios Marks 50 Days Until Captain Marvel Release With New Character Posters 1 of 11 Click to skip MORE FROM THE WEB Click to zoom For the sake of perspective, and assuming … [Read more...] about Box Office: Captain Marvel Shooting For $100M-Plus Opening Weekend
Last weekend saw The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part win its opening weekend at the box office, but the long-awaited sequel fell very shy of expectations with just $34.2 million. Surprisingly, with a trio of newcomers making their way to theaters for the Valentine's Day weekend, the animated follow-up should still hold onto the top spot. Meanwhile, it's going to be a fight between Fox's Alita: Battle Angel, Blumhouse's Happy Death Day 2U and Warner Bros.' Isn't It Romantic. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part should walk away on top once again with projections putting its second weekend haul between $20 and $25 million. The good news for Warner Bros. here is that its week-to-week drop will be very minimal. The Mike Mitchell-directed sequel has been met with generally favorable reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, but it's possible that the five year gap was just a bit too much time between installments to keep that same level of desire alive. It should be a pretty tight race between … [Read more...] about Will Alita Soar High or Crash Hard at the Weekend Box Office?