Captain Marvel Has Now Outgrossed Justice League, Venom And Doctor Strange


Captain Marvel continues its impressive run in domestic theaters, earning a second weekend haul of $69 million that makes Carol Danvers’ future at the forefront of the MCU seem more secure than ever.

Right now, Captain Marvel’s domestic total sits at slightly over $266 million, surpassing the equivalent figures for Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($260 million), Doctor Strange ($233 million) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($217 million). Looking beyond the MCU, this number also puts Carol Danvers’ solo debut ahead of such comic book flicks as Justice League ($229 million), Venom ($214 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($234 million).

Overseas, things seem to be going pretty swimmingly for Captain Marvel as well, with the film’s international gross now at $494 million. And with a global total at $760 million, that sequel is looking very much in the bag.

Though Captain Marvel 2 has yet to be officially announced, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has already dropped a few hints of what’s to come, including the possibility that Carol’s next solo flick may be another period film that picks up where the first movie left off. There’ll be plenty of time for further details after Marvel is finished with their 2019 slate, but in the meantime, next month’s Avengers: Endgame looks set to be the film that takes Captain Marvel’s title as the year’s biggest domestic and global grosser.

Late last month, it was projected that the Avengers: Infinity War sequel would take in a record-breaking $282 million domestically on its first weekend, and seeing how the latest trailer earned 268 million views in its first 24 hours, you can expect forecasts in the coming weeks to be similarly high. You can judge for yourself if Avengers: Endgame is worth all the hype, while also seeing Captain Marvel introduce herself to the wider MCU, when the film hits theaters on April 26th.