It probably shouldn’t come as too big a surprise that Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel crossed the $200 million mark domestically yesterday with an estimated $19 million on its second Friday. After all, it did make more than $153 million its opening weekend.
What is somewhat surprising is that it’s the first movie of 2019 to hit that mark despite sequels to earlier blockbusters like The LEGO Movie 2 (which finally hit $100 million after six weeks), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.
Captain Marvel is looking likely to make somewhere in the $70 to 72 million range for the weekend, just behind Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War in their second weekends, as comparison with other MCU movies. Incidentally, it only has to make $71.6 million this weekend to surpass the second weekend of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opened bigger but took a large plunge in its second weekend.
Paramount’s animated Wonder Park and CBS Films’ teen drama Five Feet Apart will take second and third place this weekend, respectively, both doing better than projected.
Check back on Monday morning for the full box office report for the weekend.
Edward Douglas has been writing about movies and other forms of entertainment for over 25 years, so he’s probably older than you.