Captain Marvel: Samuel L. Jackson on His MCU Advice for Brie Larson

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It's been a Marvel-ous weekend for the latest superhero movie as "Captain Marvel" soared to the top of the weekend box office with a massive $153-million domestic opening. Overseas, the film grossed $22 million from 964 worldwide IMAX screens, achieving the best global Marvel IMAX opening record and second-highest IMAX worldwide opening Weekend.

"Captain Marvel" also breaks new ground for Disney in that it's the first female-led superhero movie from Marvel.

Total domestic box office for 2019, which had plunged by 27 percent before the weekend, is now down 21 percent at $1.79 billion, according to Comscore's Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst. Brie Larson, 29, the star of the box office smash, dropped in to surprise some moviegoers. Yet the pre-release of Captain Marvel has been rife with controversy, with "fake reviews" on both sides plaguing the film's critical integrity.

How much did Captain Marvel make at the Box Office?

As expected, the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - Captain Marvel - went straight to number one at the U.S. box office.

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

The movie also sits behind "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" $158 million opening as the second-highest debut for a film with a solo female lead.

Helmed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel has largely received a positive response from the audience as well as film critics.

Actress Brie Larson, star of "Captain Marvel", appeared at a movie theatre Saturday night in Clifton, New Jersey, about 10 miles (16 kilometres) west of NY. Larson said. "No, I'm not ..."

"I'm very curious about how the story in "Captain Marvel" connects with "Avengers: Infinity War". We discussed his experience as a Marvel mainstay and what it was like for him watching Larson (who he worked with on her feature directorial debut, Unicorn Store) step into the Marvel whirlwind herself.

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