Marvel, of course, has another hit on its hands.
The internet trolls were no match for Marvel's latest outing, Captain Marvel (#1), its first female-led comic book flick. Brie Larson stars in the adaptation that fits into the Avengers cinematic universe. Many online haters tried to keep the film from blooming, even going so far as to create fake reviews and file zero ratings on sites like Rotten Tomatoes.
Instead of failing, the film soared with a massive $153 million opening in North America and combined total of $455 million worldwide. Those opening numbers make it the sixth highest-grossing opener of all time. It's first weekend sits just behind those of The Dark Knight ($158.4 million) and Rogue One ($155 million).
As has become the norm for Marvel's slate of films, no other major release entered the box office this weekend. A few holdovers did prove fruitful. How to Train Your Dragon 3 (#2) took in an additional $14.7 million for a domestic total of $120 million. The documentary Apollo 11 (#10) expanded into 405 theaters and brought in $1.3 million.
In limited release, The Kid (#19) opened at 268 spots, earning $513,000, and A24's Gloria Bell (#26) opened on five screens with $154,775.
Leaving the top ten this weekend are rom-com What Men Want (#11) and horror flick Happy Death Day 2U (#13).
Next weekend, Wonder Park will set its sights on being the year's next big animated success, Five Feet Apart will try and woo the young adult crowd, and Captive State will finally go nationwide on over 2,200 screens.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. CAPTAIN MARVEL - $153 million
2. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD - $14.69 MILLION
3. A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL - $12.05 million
4. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART - $3.825 million
5. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL - $3.2 million
6. GREEN BOOK - $2.48 million
7. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - $2.41 million
8. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - $2.18 million
9. GRETA - $2.16 million
10. APOLLO 11 - $1.3 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.