Captain Marvel” is another action-packed sci-fi movie that has made an impressive beginning with a haul of nearly $156 million from more than 4,310 North American locations. The collections are piling up and the Disney-Marvel setup is happy at the way things are happening. If the current trend holds out, this Brie Larson movie could rank as the seventh best MCU opening domestically. Leading the pack are the three “Avengers” Movies, along with “Black Panther,” “Iron Man 3” and “Captain America: Civil War.” This shows that there is a demand for a genre of movies that takes the audience on a trip into a world of fantasy.

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Daily Mail UK reports Captain Marvel” has already raked in $127 million internationally. This includes a substantial opening day collection in China that was nearly $34.3million. This is believed to be the second highest Marvel Cinematic Universe MCU opening day in the region.

The story and the cast

Brie Larson portrays the role of Carol Danvers aka “Captain Marvel.” This is the first Marvel movie to introduce a woman as a superhero. Carol becomes one of the most powerful heroes on Earth when she got involved in a galactic war between two alien races.

She is a warrior from a race known as Kree and as the story progresses; she comes face to face with her past. There are some big names in the cast like Samuel L. Jackson, and Jude Law. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck wrote and directed the film. Daily Mail UK says the Rotten Tomatoes score for this film is 79 percent.

sci-fi movies have a ready audience who flock to enjoy a few moments of unbridled fun chasing dreams of fantasy and when a woman plays the lead role, the attraction goes up several folds. Such movies resort to CGI and dream up out-of-the-world characters who engage in action that keeps the viewers riveted to their seats.

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‘Captain Marvel’ could break the jinx

According to CNN, "Captain Marvel" is the 21st film in Disney's MCU. The industry expects it to bring in roughly $130 million domestically this weekend. Analysts feel such a showing will make it stand out in the crowd because it could lay claim to being the highest-grossing film of 2019. As Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com predicts – this is the first Marvel film directed by a woman and the first to feature a female superhero in the lead. Themes of this nature have a cultural significance.

It happened with “Black Panther” and “Wonder Woman” and could repeat with "Captain Marvel" to set a trend.