The domestic box office is about to go higher, further, and faster.
Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel is heading toward a domestic opening weekend north of $100 million and possibly as high as $150 million, as positive buzz about the film continues to grow.
The news, which was first reported by Forbes, states that the film has passed all other MCU films in advance ticket sales except Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. It has also passed recent DCEU blockbusters Wonder Woman and Aquaman, according to Fandango and Atom Tickets. Meanwhile, audience awareness remains massive, while the trailers continue to rack up huge views online.
In light of the recent controversy surrounding trolls driving down Captain Marvel’s interest rating, it is clear that fans will not be deterred. The feature will be the first MCU film led by a female superhero and anticipation is at an all time high.
Early total tracking by insiders places Captain Marvel within the $700-$800 million box office haul but many believe that, if the film maintains a tight grip on the market, it could go as high as $900 million. This comes after Wonder Woman exceeded expectations, raking in $412 million domestically and ending with a total box office run of $821 million.
Captain Marvel hits theatres on March 8, 2019.