‘Captain Marvel’ opens with $153 million to top the weekend box office

Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) -- Captain Marvel delivered an estimated $153 million in its opening weekend.  That's the largest three-day weekend total of the year so far, as well as the third-highest March opening of all-time, and the seventh-largest debut of any of the previous 20 films in the nearly 11-year-old Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On top of that, Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as the title character in the MCU's first female-fronted film, scored the fifth-largest international opening weekend of all time, with an estimated $302 million, for an impressive $455 million worldwide debut. Disney is the parent company of Marvel Studios and ABC News.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World finished in second place with an estimated $14.7 million, bringing its three-week total to almost $120 million domestically.

In third place was Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral, delivering an estimated $12.05 million, followed by The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in fourth place with an estimated $$3.8 million.

Alita: Battle Angel rounded about the top five with an estimated $3.2 million.

Gloria Bell, the Julianne Moore-led romantic comedy opening in limited release, delivered an estimated $30,955 from just five locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Kid, the drama starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan and Chris Pratt -- also in limited release -- earned $513,000 from 286 theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Captain Marvel, $153 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, $14.7 million
3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, $12.05 million
4. Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, $3.8 million
5. Alita: Battle Angel, $3.2 million
6. Green Book, $2.5 million
7. Isn’t It Romantic, $2.488 million
8. Fighting with my Family, $2.288 million
9. Greta, $2.16 million
10. Apollo 11, $1.3 million

 

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