It did that and then some.
Actress Brie Larson, star of "Captain Marvel", appeared at the Clifton AMC Theater Saturday night, much to the delight of fans. Jackson is back on the big screen as Fury with a very significant supporting role in Captain Marvel.
Brie Larson's Carol Danvers, a character who first debuted in Marvel Comics in 1968, had never before made it into the movies and was previously lesser known than many Marvel heroes.
A still from the film "Captain Marvel".
Movie industry executives in the past dismissed movies about women and people of color- traditionally underrepresented in mainstream Hollywood works - perpetuating the myth that they don't succeed at the box office.
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
For now, all eyes are on Captain Marvel - thanks in no small part to the fact that her insignia is the last thing we see in the Infinity War post-credits.
Imagine, you're about to see one of the most anticipated films of the year, and the movie's star turns up to serve you popcorn.
The actor retweeted a box office report detailing Captain Marvel's day one performance and said, "Boom!" I wouldn't be surprised if Marvel Studios figured out a way to sneak in Stan Lee somewhere in the background though, not unlike how Netflix's Marvel shows used images of him in the background of their shows as a decorated police captain. The U.K. generated $16.8 million, the third highest March launch for that market.
Even without the same kind of name recognition that Wonder Woman benefitted from, "Captain Marvel" soared past that start. Males accounted for 55 percent of audiences, while 74 percent of moviegoers were over the age of 25.
Captain Marvel has beat all films of 2019 so far to have the highest opening on Day 1.
"Captain Marvel" scared away any new wide releases. It then cuts to a message reminding us that Captain Marvel will return in Avengers: Endgame.
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