Captain Marvel Still Powerful In Its Second Weekend Atop The US Box Office

Captain Marvel

by James White |
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After a powerful start at the American Box Office last weekend, Captain Marvel showed the typically strong legs of MCU movies, easily holding on to the top spot with a studio-estimated $69.3 million.

Registering as the second best second weekend in March (for those interested in such specific, specious stats, that's just behind Beauty And The Beast a couple of years ago), the film is already making a profit and has earned more than $266 million in the States alone. Worldwide, where it has now opened in all of its markets, Marvel has taken in more than $760 million, and with performance on a par with the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, it seems destined to join the $1 billion club without too much trouble.

Some newcomers to the charts faced much more mixed fortunes. New animated adventure Wonder Park fared best, seeing off some bad reviews and dodgy behind-the-scenes reports (admittedly its director being removed for misconduct probably means little to its young target audience) to earn $16 million, ahead of expectations. That was enough to score it second place, and to see off Five Feet Apart, the latest in the sick-teens-in-love genre. That one took in $13.1 million for third.

Fourth place was How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which made $9.3 million in its fourth weekend, its earning power seemingly little impacted by Wonder Park's arrival. Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Funeral slipped to fifth on $8 million.

No Manches Frida 2, which stands out because it's the sequel to a Mexican comedy that loosely remakes a German film, landed in the charts at sixth, taking home $3.8 million. That was a better performance than new sci-fi tale Captive State, arriving seventh with $3.1 million, which will have to hope for a boost from international audiences if it has any hope of recouping its relatively modest $25 million budget.

The Lego Movie 2 fell four places to eighth, adding $2.1 million, while Alita: Battle Angel slipped to ninth with 1.9 million and Green Book was 10th on $1.2 million.

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