According to early reports, Captain Marvel and Brie Larson are off to a good start at the box office for the advanced Thursday previews.
It is reported that Captain Marvel will bring in around $20 – $24 million for the Thursday night box office, though the numbers are considered to be estimates only, with the actuals coming in on Friday morning.
Update: The actual number is $20.7 million.
If the numbers hold true, that would give Captain Marvel the second highest Thursday opening in March following Batman vs Superman‘s $27.7 million in 2016.
The $20 – $24 million would also be more than The Avengers ($18.7M), just under Black Panther ($25.2M) and Captain America: Civil War ($25M), and would crush DC’s Wonder Woman Thursday preview of $11 million. Infinity War launched with a massive $39 million Thursday opening at the box office.
Regarding the Captain Marvel opening weekend box office, it is still just a guess, but Batman vs. Superman opened with $166 million, so Captain Marvel could potentially open around there. Disney is said to be anticipating a $125 million weekend, though tracking has been pushing higher.
Over at Rotten Tomatoes, the flick stands at around an 83% critic score with 233 reviews counted; 192 are Fresh; 41 are Rotten. You can read my review here.