Why Captain Marvel Blew Everyone Away At The Box Office

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  • Published: 13 March 2019
  • Captain Marvel blasted into theaters over its opening weekend with an astonishing domestic haul of over $150 million in ticket sales. Adding global receipts bumped that figure to a staggering $455 million, making it the sixth-highest global debut of all time.

    While those numbers are impressive, when you step back and consider why the film did so well, it all comes into focus pretty quickly. From its impact on larger MCU storylines to some background on who Captain Marvel actually is, here are some of the top reasons that Carol Danvers' debut flew away with the box office. Spoilers ahead!

    The elephant in the room for all things Marvel right now is Avengers: Endgame. Coming off last spring's anxiety-inducing third Avengers installment, at least half of the population is dying to see what happens next. The pent-up demand for Endgame has lent a boost to the Marvel movies that came out in the interim. Ant-Man and the Wasp pulled in a neat $617 million worldwide and Captain Marvel has made over two thirds that total in its first few days of release. While there are a ton of different factors for Captain Marvel's success, the backdrop of Endgame looming a mere seven weeks after its release date surely helped the movie soar to blockbuster heights.

    keep watching to learn more about why Captain Marvel blew everyone away at the box office!

    Endgame waiting game | 0:36
    Answering big questions | 1:12
    Captain Marvel who? | 1:57
    '90s Nostalgia | 2:35
    A long winter | 3:14
    Knowledge beckons | 4:01
    Who's a Skrull? | 4:46
    Nicholas Joseph Fury | 5:52
    Origin-al | 7:00
    An eye to the future | 8:10
    A Marvel-ous first | 8:51
    Marvel-ous momentum | 9:25
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Comments • 3 048

  • Looper
    Looper   3 months back

    What do you think was the number 1 factor in Captain Marvel's success?

    • Spiffy Turtle
      Spiffy Turtle  4 weeks back

      The ability to turn men into sobbing, blubbering incoherent maelstroms of rage & stupidity just by existing

    • Steven Hopkins
      Steven Hopkins  1 months back

      Disney buying out seats 👍

    • Chandrashekar Thunga
      Chandrashekar Thunga  2 months back

      People wanted to know why Nick fury lost his eye. That's why they came to theatre. Don't forget that beautiful cat, GOOSE. Most importantly, this movie was marketed as it has something to do with endgame. Box office collections are mainly due to these factors and not anything else.

    • Ika Miranti
      Ika Miranti  2 months back

      She said she did her own stunts. 😂😂😂

    • Dorionne Marcellis
      Dorionne Marcellis  2 months back

      Disney paying for tickets, shill sites virtually warping reality but silencing detracting patrons & critics alike, and the now disappointed Chinese box office market

  • FireStormBaller
    FireStormBaller  4 days back

    Easy to be successful when Disney buying all those tickets.

    • FireStormBaller
      FireStormBaller  4 days back

      Easy to be successful when Disney buying all those tickets.

      • Questioning Everything

        She did average , it’s a story that ties into endgame dumb ass of course everyone has to watch it ? You guys forced up even ppl who didn’t want too had to just to be in the loop , it did worse then aquaman and that turkey shows it’s a cheap ass movie that will ruin the mcu be ready for more cheap ass marvel movies that will leach u of cash

        • Speedgamer- سبيد
          Speedgamer- سبيد  3 weeks back

          Marvel name tag dahh shazm was good and got 200m

          • End.Corruption
            End.Corruption  4 weeks back

            Girl Power !
            Just watched Captain Marvel... and I enjoyed it, Brie Larson, as well as her appearance in Endgame. Looking forward to her future appearances in the MCU !
            Update: $426M domestic. $1.1B global !

            • ethics though
              ethics though  1 months back

              How low can you go looper?full of shit

              • Roy Azzurah
                Roy Azzurah  1 months back

                Release after infinity war.. this movie just get lucky.. and yes fans need to know who exactly captain marvel.. but the movie was good but not good enough.

                • Grim Reaper
                  Grim Reaper  2 months back

                  This movie blew me away, didn’t think a marvel movie with female lead could be worse and more boring than Electra...fucking Electra.

                  • Grimstone Grizzly
                    Grimstone Grizzly  2 months back

                    This was the worst Marvel movie. That’s what blew everyone away.

                    • ken ken
                      ken ken  2 months back

                      i love Marvel and DC and based on that, I watched the movie. The reviews were average and yes the movie was quite average as well. I saw it because of the Marvel universe. One movie links to an other movie. I didn't watch Hellboy because of the reviews and there was no universe. Other movies, I really need to wait for the reviews and wait for people to watch in first. If the movie doesn't do well at the box office, I do not watch it.


                      The worst movie for me was justice League 2 but still watched Aquaman and Shazam because I wanted them to do well. Dc has now started to turn around. It's good if they both do well

                      • Peter Shinn
                        Peter Shinn  2 months back

                        Captain Marvel was only "successful" because of dollars, not production. Why do you think it only received a 50% rating at Rotten Tomatoes?

                        • Atul Soti
                          Atul Soti  2 months back

                          sees Captain Marvel, click to put a dislike

                          • Nick Barahona
                            Nick Barahona  2 months back

                            Never again I will watch one of her movies,only reason i watched was my kids ,in the end movie sucked with bad acting,bad fight scenes ,movie was just a bad movie!!

                            • brian mittoo
                              brian mittoo  2 months back

                              Don't bullshit me, the reason why Captain Marvel is doing well is because it's leading up to endgames.... if Thor the Dark World, which is the weakest of the Marvel adaptation, was the next movie before end games that too would have made a billion dollars.... so shut the hell up

                              • Bruce Meyers
                                Bruce Meyers  2 months back

                                #1 reason.. Disney buying their own tickets..
                                I'll gladly honor brie Larson request.. and never watch a movie with her.

                                • Bob Luna
                                  Bob Luna  2 months back

                                  Her acting was horrible, I don't think anyone was blown away????

                                  • SIR TASH TV
                                    SIR TASH TV  2 months back

                                    Do you always get so many dislikes on your videos? or is this the 1st time you have decided to talk so much nonsense? She will kill the MCU.

                                  • slockhrt
                                    slockhrt  2 months back

                                    I can answer that question for you. Disney and Brie bought tickets.

                                    0:02, and I'm done. I didn't even need to watch your video

                                    • EV Moraga
                                      EV Moraga  2 months back

                                      Boo!

                                      • eddiex511
                                        eddiex511  2 months back

                                        What? 🤔.
                                        Really?

                                        • Furor Frisii
                                          Furor Frisii  2 months back

                                          Euhm-the fact that critics disappeared?

                                          • Scott Mantooth
                                            Scott Mantooth  2 months back

                                            buying out selected theaters across the country with reserved seating to inflate the box office numbers does not count

                                            • fyterjetfan100
                                              fyterjetfan100  2 months back

                                              I dont believe it did that well. I think the studio and Marvel helped with buying empty seats! I wanted to see it, then she ran her cock holster.

                                              • transformers forever
                                                transformers forever  2 months back

                                                Why so much hate on her Bri Larson your human like all of us I think u are a perfect captain marvel even that seen you say u got something for me Peter parker that was cute I you're movie was alsome no hate here ! God bless you bri Larson! Peace .

                                              • Rude Rodriquez
                                                Rude Rodriquez  2 months back

                                                This movie version of Captain Marvel everyone knows is just SH!T...it took about two months what Averages: Endgame did in about two an half days. And the only reason this SH!T version of Captain Marvel made any money was because of the socialist/liberal racist, buying or forcing any version of this SH!T movie was the greatest movie ever. 😨🤯😱😡🤮🤬

                                                • Meredith Wilson
                                                  Meredith Wilson  2 months back

                                                  Thank you. Finally a review of Captain Marvel/Brie Larson that is not by some right winger trying to push their agenda based on snippets that weren't even in the movie at all.

                                                  • Schnurm
                                                    Schnurm  2 months back

                                                    i hope for the MCU that this bitch does not staying for a while

                                                    • R. Drake Sansone
                                                      R. Drake Sansone  2 months back

                                                      This movie was pretty much the worst done by Marvel. Poor writing, shitty acting, etc... No. This was a horrible waste of time, and money

                                                      • O g
                                                        O g  2 months back

                                                        Captain Marvel is God Awful and Brie Larson is even worse. I will NEVER, EVER GO TO ANY MOVIE IN WHICH BRIE LARSON HAS ANY PART!

                                                        • Joseph Beausigne
                                                          Joseph Beausigne  2 months back

                                                          One factor was... I was pissed at all those wannabe critics who tried to influence me... I saw the movie. Those wannabe critics also know nothing....

                                                          • Stephen Whitton
                                                            Stephen Whitton  2 months back

                                                            I call absolute bullshit...Disney write your script?

                                                            • rana vikram sehdev
                                                              rana vikram sehdev  2 months back

                                                              It's only her opportunity ...other wise her character is disliked by most of world.shame on mcu ....capt marv

                                                              • Ghost walker Games
                                                                Ghost walker Games  2 months back

                                                                Brie Larson is a God and everyone criticising her are in the wrong because they are just angry men who hate whaman!

                                                              • crow grendel
                                                                crow grendel  2 months back

                                                                Really!??

                                                                • Stephen Southwell
                                                                  Stephen Southwell  2 months back

                                                                  Ant man and the wasp was way better and to be honest the real captain marvel was way better and by that i mean the shazam movie lmfao

                                                                  • Viper Gas
                                                                    Viper Gas  2 months back

                                                                    Is this a joke. CM was pants.!!!!

                                                                    • Kemp Dog
                                                                      Kemp Dog  2 months back

                                                                      Is Looper owned by Disney or something?

                                                                      • Michael Woodall
                                                                        Michael Woodall  2 months back

                                                                        It did so well because no one knew it was possible for Marvel to make a movie so... Meh.

                                                                        • Scare Me Fox
                                                                          Scare Me Fox  2 months back

                                                                          Looper put the crack pipe down and walk away! The movie sucked, Brie Larson is an entitled brat who nobody likes. The whole movie was social justice crap and 99% of those who watched saw right through it. The next phase of the MCU is dead with this bitch

                                                                          • Robert Rodriguez
                                                                            Robert Rodriguez  2 months back

                                                                            I want to see an all female super hero movie with Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow.

                                                                            • GIPSY
                                                                              GIPSY  2 months back

                                                                              they are considering doing an A-Force adaptation.

                                                                          • Sylvain Bernard
                                                                            Sylvain Bernard  2 months back

                                                                            I was running for Katheryn Winnick as Captain
                                                                            Marvel when they said the movie was on the way. Winnick is an excellent
                                                                            actress, as the proper age and look for the role. MCU made a huge mistake with
                                                                            Plain Jane Larson. Bad acting, bad attitude. Just Bad...

                                                                            • Jumpercable wireless
                                                                              Jumpercable wireless  2 months back

                                                                              Captain Marvel will kick your ass if you open a door for her.

                                                                              • Jumpercable wireless
                                                                                Jumpercable wireless  2 months back

                                                                                Why is Marvel Universe using DC comic super heroes? That is Blasphemy. Captain Marvel is a DC comic hero. Why don't you get spiderman to pop up in the next Justice League movie ?

                                                                                • Alex Jenkins
                                                                                  Alex Jenkins  2 months back

                                                                                  It was the first mainstream comic book movie to star a female lead with no love interest. Telling girls that they don’t need a man to be strong that they can kick ass too.

                                                                                  • Viper Gas
                                                                                    Viper Gas  2 months back

                                                                                    It was pants pants pants

                                                                                • Alchemistic Academician
                                                                                  Alchemistic Academician  2 months back

                                                                                  It's not a great movie, so it's almost exclusively because of the push it got by the industry, the gender politics and because of Endgame. It's one of the weakest MCU films.

                                                                                  • BTS KINGS OF IDOLS
                                                                                    BTS KINGS OF IDOLS  2 weeks back

                                                                                    No it isn't. Not because you didn't like it, doesn't mean everyone thinks like that. I like it personally, and it is a great MCU first solo female movie.

                                                                                • Robert John Santiago
                                                                                  Robert John Santiago  2 months back

                                                                                  I love Captain marvel!

                                                                                • R. H.
                                                                                  R. H.  2 months back

                                                                                  Wow... just... wow... how much is Disney paying you?