‘Captain Marvel’ Smashes the Box Office, Gets Smashed By Reviews

Marvel Studios "Captain Marvel" Premiere - Arrivals

Captain Marvel opened on Friday and is looking to finish the weekend with a box office of $153 million in the US. Worldwide it is looking to do $455 million.

All weekend totals are not in yet but if Captain Marvel completes the weekend at $153 million or better it would be the 3rd highest opening for a movie in the month of March. Previous March movie openings are, #1 Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) #2 Batman v Superman ($166 million) Many want to compare Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel which is not a fair comparison.


Wonder Woman, a DC Comic movie, opened in the Summer and had competition from Pirates of the Caribbean and Guardians of the Galaxy (the second one). Wonder Woman opening weekend total was $103 million. Marvel also has a deeper and more loyal fan base than DC Comics so there is a built audience and loyalty to the brand.

However, all is not well in the Captain Marvel Universe - the film has been getting panned across the board. Thousands of negative reviews were removed from Rotten Tomatoes, who blamed the posting of the negative reviews on a "bug" which had permitted the posting of reviews before the movie was actually released.


Check out the latest reviews for yourself at Rotten Tomatoes.

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