FRIDAY UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel hit $825M globally through Thursday as she wings her way to around $900M in the third frame. The international box office for Carol Danvers as of yesterday is $538.6M with domestic at $286.4M. At those numbers, and unadjusted, she has overtaken Spider-Man and Wonder Woman to become the No. 16 worldwide superhero release of all time.
The full third weekend should put the Brie Larson-starrer right in the neighborhood of $900M worldwide. She has some competition this weekend from Universal’s US and then next week is in the position of facing off against stablemate Dumbo from Disney. I was one of the early skeptics about Captain Marvel getting to $1B globally, and while she won’t blast by the mark, it is likely we will be reporting that milestone has been met within the next couple of weeks. Either way, bravo.
The Thursday take for CM was $8.6M overseas with all markets now in play. The Top 5 to date are China ($138.8M — and where she lost some speed versus a local pic this past week); Korea ($38.2M), the UK ($34.3M), Brazil ($27.1M) and Mexico ($26.5M).
We’ll have a full update on Sunday.
PREVIOUS, WEDNESDAY: Now that Carol Danvers has been lighting up the globe for almost two weeks, she’s headed to the $800M mark worldwide. Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel has grossed $797M through Tuesday, including $519.3M at the international box office.
With these scores, the Brie Larson-starrer has now surpassed Deadpool ($783M), Spider-Man 2 ($784M) and Deadpool 2 ($785M) to become the No. 18 global superhero pic of all time.
Overseas, she has topped X-Men: Days Of Future Past ($514M) to claim the No. 14 international superhero title.
The origins story is essentially playing in the same vein as other Marvel brethren. The second week has been fueled by fans as well as interest in how Carol ties in to Avengers: Endgame.
The estimated gross on Tuesday internationally was $10.2M with China still leading the proceedings at $135.7M through yesterday ($137.5M through today according to local reporting, though she is still 2nd place behind Taiwanese pic More Than Blue). In Korea, the No. 2 CM market, the total through Tuesday is $37.5M (and $37.9M per local estimates through today). Rounding out the Top 5 we have the UK ($32.9M), Brazil ($26.1M) and Mexico ($25.7M) – all through Tuesday.