Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ at #1 Flying to $760-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ at #1 Flying to $760-M Worldwide

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Captain Marvel stayed at #1 in its 2nd frame, earning another $69.3-M in North America and $119.7-M overseas for a worldwide box office take of $760.2-M.

The 1st female-led superhero pic from Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) is assured of earning $1-B.

In North America it declined 55%, males continued to make up the majority of ticket buyers (57%), and females (43%), according to PostTrack.

Elsewhere, Paramount’s, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) animated family pic Wonder Park opened in 2nd place with $16-M from 3,838 cinemas. The movie stands to be a major loser unless it does big business overseas and holds up exceptionally well in the US, audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore.

CBS Films’ teen drama Five Feet Apart followed in 3rd place with an $13.2-M from 2,803 theaters, nearly 2X its production budget of $7-M, earned an A CinemaScore.

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) opened No Manches Frida 2 at the weekend in 472 sites. The sequel, from Lionsgate’s Spanish-language production venture, Pantelion FIlms, placed 6th with an estimated $3.9-M and it earned an A CinemaScore.

Participant Media and Amblin’s new thriller Captive State DOA in its opening with $3.1-M from 2,548 theaters. The pic came in #7, and its CinemaScore is a C.

Among holdovers

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World came in at #4 with $9.3-M for a domestic take of $135.6-M and $330.9-M globally.

Lionsgate’s A Madea Family Funeral rounded out the Top 5in North America with $8.1-M for a box office of $59.1.

At the specialty box office

Focus Features’ critically acclaimed The Mustang, posted a location average of $18,950 from 5 theaters following its debut in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Fox Searchlight’s post-World War II drama The Aftermath struggled in its launch with location average of $11,500.

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