Moviegoers in New Jersey got a surprise visit over the weekend from a super-hero.
Actress Brie Larson, star of “Captain Marvel,” appeared at a movie theatre Saturday night in Clifton, New Jersey, about 16 kilometres west of New York.
The North Jersey Record reports theatre patrons at the AMC Theater initially didn’t seem to notice Larson, who was dressed in a Captain Marvel sweat suit.
But soon her appearance caused a stir, and numerous photos posted online showed her posing with fans and even serving popcorn from a concession stand.
Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie became one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a woman during its historic opening weekend , according to studio estimates Sunday.
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” had a smooth take-off in India with the superhero film raking in Rs 48.47 crore at the box office in its opening weekend.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” introduces the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first standalone, female-franchise title character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, essayed by Larson. It opened in India on Friday.
According to a statement, the film earned Rs 15.49 crore (GBOC — Gross box office collection) on day one, Rs 16.79 crore GBOC on day two and Rs 16.19 crore GBOC on day three, taking the total to Rs 48.47 crore.
Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” follows Danvers’ journey as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Based on the comic book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn with Annette Benin and Jude Law.
With an impressive $153 million debut in North America, Disney’s MCU title totalled a global opening weekend of $455 million, or the sixth highest global debut and the biggest opening of 2019, surpassing the entire top 10 total of the same weekend last year, reported variety.com.
Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff said the results show that “Captain Marvel” again tapped into the worldwide fan base for MCU movies and credited Marvel president Feige with expanding the diversity of superheroes, with Larson as the first female lead character.