Estimates for the opening of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” are going up. Tracking figure estimates for the film’s domestic debut have jumped from $100 million to $120 million, and now the film is reportedly Marvel’s third-biggest pre-seller on Fandango, behind only “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther”.
That also puts its pre-sales ahead of other origin story films that have had major success in recent years including “Wonder Woman,” “Aquaman” and “Deadpool”.
The comments come as the film’s star Brie Larson has had to clarify some comments she made which aimed to encourage more diversity in the press and among critics – but doing so resulted in a backlash.
She now tells Fox 5: “What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”
On top that, both a new TV spot and clip from the film have emerged with the latter showing off more of Annette Bening’s character The Supreme Intelligence. “Captain Marvel” opens in cinemas on March 8th.