WEEK IN WOMEN: CAPTAIN MARVEL’s Marvelous Box Office – Brandy McDonnell reports

The global launch for the 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe represents the biggest ever for a female-fronted film — surpassing 2017’s live-action Beauty and the Beast — as well as the second-largest for any superhero movie behind last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Overall, it’s the sixth-best worldwide debut of all time, and the international opening of $302 million is the fifth-biggest ever ahead of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

“Captain Marvel” is part trippy, rainbow-hued space adventure, part buddy-cop road trip featuring terrific chemistry between Larson and Jackson, and part empowering coming-of-age story. The latter gets a welcome boost when Carol reunites with her stalwart best friend, fellow fighter pilot Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), and Maria’s precocious daughter Monica (Akira Akbar), who help her rediscover her true self in time for the superpowered final showdown.

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