It’s the seventh movie based on Marvel Comics’ intellectual property to hit that milestone, indicating that Disney may be the house that Mickey Mouse built, but Marvel’s comic empire is adding a few more stories.
Captain Marvel’s success also underscores the notion that superheroines can perform just as well at the box office as their male counterparts.
It’s also a blow to the online trolls who sought to derail the movie early on with a concerted effort to post negative reviews and drive down audience ratings for the film upon its release.
Brie Larson’s superhero turn has netted $358 million in North America, so far, and another $645 million in overseas ticket sales. The movie joins Marvel titles “Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Black Panther,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Iron Man 3” in the billion-dollar movie club.It’s the 18th Disney movie to gross more than $1 billion, and, all-told, the 21 Marvel films have brought in $18.5 billion at the box office so far, according to Variety.