'Captain Marvel' Tracking For $100 Million Opening Weekend
The flick hits Aussie cinemas March 8.
Captain Marvel -- Disney and Marvel's first-ever female lead superhero film -- is expected to rake in a massive $100 million in North America on opening weekend, the biggest box-office debut since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom last year.
If projections are correct, it would make the highly-anticipated film one of the highest-grossing Marvel-movie openings of all time, as well as being on par with DC’s Wonder Woman -- which roped in $103 million first weekend in 2017.
The flick stars Brie Larson as titular charcter Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who crash lands back on in Earth during the 1990s and must re-discover her former self and save the planet from an intergalactic conflict between two alien races.
Captain Marvel also stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, as well as Jude Law, who plays the Commander of Starforce and the mentor of Larson's character. Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn plays Talos, one of the film's alien villains, and Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan stars as Minn-Erva.
It's the latest in a string of box office hits for Marvel, following the highly-successful Black Panther -- which is up for Best Picture statue at next week's Academy Awards and earned more than a billion dollars worldwide for Disney.
Captain Marvel hits cinemas March 8.