Brie LarsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain MarvelÃ¢â‚¬Â continues to do heroic business. In its latest box office milestone, the female-fronted superhero tentpole zoomed past $900 million in ticket sales worldwide.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain MarvelÃ¢â‚¬Â brought in a mighty $87 million globally this weekend, including $52 million from international territories. It has now generated $589 million overseas for a global haul of $910 million. At the domestic box office, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain MarvelÃ¢â‚¬Â brought in an impressive $35 million during its third weekend of release, bringing its North American tally to $320 million.
It now ranks as the 10th-biggest comic-book release of all time, surpassing the lifetime hauls of superhero movies like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thor: RagnarokÃ¢â‚¬Â ($854 million), Ã¢â‚¬Å“VenomÃ¢â‚¬Â ($855 million), and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Spider-Man: HomecomingÃ¢â‚¬Â ($880 million).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain MarvelÃ¢â‚¬Â injected a much-needed boost into the worldwide box office. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s far and away the biggest movie of the year. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no surprise, considering Marvel positioned the film as an essential stepping stone ahead of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Avengers: Endgame,Ã¢â‚¬Â the epic conclusion arriving this summer that will determine the fate of a number of EarthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mightiest Heroes. At the end of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Avengers: Infinity War,Ã¢â‚¬Â Marvel set up LarsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Carol Danvers as the last, best hope after Thanos turned half of life in the universe to dust.
Meanwhile, Jordan PeeleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“UsÃ¢â‚¬Â launched abroad with $16.7 million from 47 foreign markets. Starring Lupita NyongÃ¢â‚¬â„¢o and Winston Duke, the psychological thriller about a family terrorized by a group of doppelgangers drummed up a massive $70 million at the domestic box office for a worldwide start of $86.95 million. Ã¢â‚¬Å“UsÃ¢â‚¬Â saw the best debut in the United Kingdom ($3.7 million), followed by France ($2 million), Spain ($1.2 million), and Germany ($1.4 million).
Aside from Ã¢â‚¬Å“Captain MarvelÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Us,Ã¢â‚¬Â Hollywood movies took a backseat overseas. Ã¢â‚¬Å“More Than Blue,Ã¢â‚¬Â a remake of the 2009 South Korean film, amassed $29.6 million from six territories for a global tally of $136 million. Chinese titles Ã¢â‚¬Å“Song of YouthÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“MoneyÃ¢â‚¬Â rounded out box office charts, generating $11.2 million, and $10.3 million, respectively.