Early tracking estimates for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” have been revised upwards and see the film dominating the first quarter of this year.
Box-Office Pro reports that the movie, which previously had been looking at a $140 million debut, is now on course for a $160 million debut. That would make it the second highest Marvel Studios solo film opener of all-time for Marvel Studios, behind only “Black Panther” with $202 million.
No other film opening in the first quarter comes close, the nearest being “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” and “Dumbo” which are on track for $55 million and $59 million debuts respectively. Also looking to fare well are Jordan Peele’s “Us” ($42M) and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” ($49M).