Today, Captain Marvel has become the seventh MCU film to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide. Carol Danvers joins the likes of Steve Rogers, T’Challa, and Tony Stark as Marvel superheroes whose individual films have reached that milestone (those being Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Iron Man 3 respectively), alongside all three Avengers films (Endgame will likely be next). It’s also the 18th Disney movie to hit pass $1 billion globally. As reported by Variety, “In total, the 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have collectively grossed $18.5 billion to date.”
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and starring Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Annette Bening, Captain Marvel is the MCU’s first foray into a female-led superhero film, following the success of DC’s Wonder Woman (directed by Patty Jenkins) in 2017 (Wonder Woman did fall short of the $1 billion milestone though, capping out at $841 million thus far). So, cheers to Captain Marvel! May she pave the way for others.
Of course, Carol Danvers will be returning quickly to the big screen to play a pivotal role in Endgame, which premieres in theaters Friday, April 26th.
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