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Captain Marvel continues to soar at the box office with huge second weekend

With a second weekend in the books, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that box office powerhouse Captain Marvel is just getting started.

The Marvel Studios movie added another $69.3 million domestically and approximately $120 million internationally during its second weekend in U.S. theaters — a weekend which included a $5.6 million debut in Japan. That number might seem small compared to massive ticket sales overall, but it’s the biggest opening weekend of all time for any solo superhero movie in that country, so it’s indicative of just how well Captain Marvel is doing in the U.S. and abroad.

After just two weeks, Captain Marvel is now the 13th highest-grossing installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in U.S. theaters, having already passed the total domestic ticket sales of Captain America: The Winter SoldierDoctor Strange, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. With $760.2 million worldwide, the film is firmly on track to become the seventh MCU movie to cross the $1 billion mark in the next week or two.

# Title  Weekend    U.S. Total 
1. Captain Marvel  $69.3M $266.2M
2. Wonder Park $16M $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.1M $13.1M
4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  $9.3M $135.6M
5. A Madea Family Funeral  $8M $59M
6. No Manches Frida 2  $3.8M $3.8M
7. Captive State $3.1M $3.1M
8. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part $2.1M $101.3M
9. Alita: Battle Angel  $1.9M $81.8M
10. Green Book  $1.2M $82.6M

Although it was a big drop from Captain Marvel to the rest of the weekend’s top ten films, four new releases did manage to carve out a place on the list.

In second place over the weekend was the original animated feature Wonder Park, which managed to do well despite poor reviews from critics — just 30-percent positive — and a lukewarm (B+ grade) response from audiences. It was followed by the young-adult romantic drama Five Feet Apart, which came in third but earned slightly better reviews.

Also earning a spot among the weekend’s top ten movies was rowdy Spanish-language comedy No Manches Frida 2, which debuted in sixth place, as well as sci-fi thriller Captive State, which debuted in what is certainly a disappointing (for the studio, at least) eighth place. The latter film suffered from both poor reviews and bad audience reactions, which makes it highly unlikely it will be able to salvage its theatrical run.

Coming up this week is at least one new release that could give Captain Marvel some competition.

Academy Award winner Jordan Peele finally brings his follow-up to Get Out to the big screen with Us, another thriller that’s earning high praise from festival screenings. The film follows a family whose beach vacation takes a terrifying turn when they’re attacked by their own doppelgängers. In 2017, Get Out had a $33.3 million opening weekend and went on to earn $176 million in U.S. theaters and an Oscar for Peele, so Us has a lot to live up to when it finally arrives in theaters.

Also hitting theaters is Matthew McConaughey’s counterculture comedy The Beach Bum, as well as the drama Hotel Mumbai, based on the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.

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