Box Office March 8-10, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was Second with $14.6 Million for $119.6 Million so far. Worldwide, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has already made $435.1 Million so far.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral was Third with $27 Million.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part was Fourth for the Second week in a row with $3.8 Million.
Alita: Battle Angel was Fifth with $3.2 Million. Worldwide, Alita: Battle Angel has made $350.4 Million so far.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.
Development of the film began as early as May 2013, and was officially announced in October 2014, making it Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film. Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve were hired as a writing team the following April after submitting separate takes on the character. The story borrows elements from Roy Thomas’s 1971 “Kree–Skrull War” comic book storyline. Larson was announced as Danvers at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, with Boden and Fleck brought on board to direct in April 2017. Robertson-Dworet soon took over scripting duties, with the remainder of the cast added by the start of filming. Location shooting began in January 2018, with principal photography beginning that March in California before concluding in July 2018 in Louisiana. Jackson and Gregg—who, among others, reprise their roles from previous MCU films—were digitally de-aged in post-production to reflect the film’s 1990s setting.
Next week sees the release of: Wonder Park, Five Feet Apart, Captive State, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Captain Marvel will be Number One at the box office for the second weekend in a row.
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