The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has another winner in its fold. The latest collaboration by Marvel Studios and Disney's "Captain Marvel" broke box office records right on its opening weekend. Its $153 million opening week grossed in North America and $455 million worldwide has established "Captain Marvel" as one of the greatest superhero Movies that graced the big screen.

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The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the latest MCU movie has supplanted "Beauty and The Beast" as the highest grossing movie with a female lead. With Emma Watson playing Belle, "Beauty and The Beast" made $357 million. "Wonder Woman," starring Gal Gadot, was the other female-led movie that did well in the box office with $103 million gross on its opening weekend.

Breaking box office records

Elle.com reveals that the new Marvel movie is the second-biggest opening for a comic book movie after another Marvel film "Avengers: Infinity Wars" made $640.5 million dollars.

Captain Marvel breaks Box Office records - Image credit - Marvel Entertainment | YouTube
Captain Marvel breaks Box Office records - Image credit - Marvel Entertainment | YouTube

In addition, it also becomes the sixth-best worldwide premiere and the fifth-best international opening weekend, besting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which grossed $281 million in 2015. Aside from that, Variety reports that Captain Marvel is also the highest grossing film scored by a woman. With musical scoring by composer Pinar Toprak, Captain Marvel bested "The Vow" and "Dear John" which grossed $125 million and $80 million, respectively.

The movie’s list of accolades goes on.

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In the North American market, "Captain Marvel" became the seventh biggest debut for a Marvel movie behind the three Avengers movies, "Black Panther," "Captain America: Civil War" and "Iron Man 3." It also did well in international markets except for Japan. In Asia, it grossed $89.3 million in China and $24.1 million in South Korea; In the UK and in Brazil, the movie made $16.8 million and $13.4 million, respectively.

Brie Larson's biggest movie

"Captain Marvel" is Brie Larson’s biggest movie thus far.

The star of "Room" and "Short Term 12" plays Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who gains powers as Captain Marvel. In a report by the Los Angeles Times, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that female leads in Marvel movies have long been overdue after it focused on white male characters like Iron Man and Thor.

The film also stars Samuel Jackson, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Jude Law, to name just a few. Captain Marvel will play a major role in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s highly anticipated sequel to "Infinity Wars, Avengers: End Game."

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