With 20 films released so far, starting in 2008 with Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grossed more than $17.5 billion worldwide, making it the most successful film franchise of all time.
Four out of the top ten highest grossing movies globally are Marvel films, so what can we expect from the newest story birthed from the Marvel lab?
Academy Award winner Brie Larson steps in the shoes of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the most powerful Avenger of them all.
With an expected domestic box office of $38.4M, Captain Marvel is forecast to bring in over 2.5m admissions.
2019 brings the most anticipated titles from the MCU including Captain Marvel, and Avengers: Endgame which follows shortly after Captain Marvel in April.
The trailer for Endgame broke the record for the most trailer views in its first 24 hours of all time.
Val Morgan managing director Guy Burbidge commented: “We are very excited with the numbers from the opening weekend of Captain Marvel.
“It is the biggest opening weekend for a film with an unknown character and storyline”.
Morgan continued: “It is the 5th biggest opening for MCU.
“This is the first of many “super bowl” moments in cinema this year with Avengers following in April, Lion King in July and Star Wars in November – 2019 is proving to be one of the biggest years for audience and box office in recent times”.