The first female-led superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, released on Friday. The Brie Larson starrer has minted an impressive Rs 15.18 crore on its opening day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest figures of the Marvel movie in a tweet that read, “#Hollywood scores yet again… #CaptainMarvel takes a Marvel-ous start at the BO… Packs a superb total [double digits] on Day 1… Overpowers *all* titles – new as well as holdover – by a margin… Fri ₹ 12.75 cr… Gross BOC: ₹ 15.18 cr… India biz.”
The movie also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel was first featured in the MCU in the post-credit scene of Avengers: Infinity War, in which she was called for help by Nick Fury just before he apparently died as a result of Thanos’ decimation. She will also be in Avengers: Endgame, helping the Avengers battle Thanos and bring their dead comrades back.
The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave the film a positive review. She wrote, “Marvel Cinematic Universe finally has a woman superhero, and she arrives on the scene kicking some real ass. While Brie Larson would seem an unlikely choice to play her — known best for her Oscar-winning performance as a mother held captive in Room — she brings to the role a welcome mix of innocence and resolve, vulnerability and determination.”
She added, “Larson also shares a lovely chemistry with Jackson, playing a young Agent Fury with some digital help. This is the longest role for Fury in all the Avengers films so far, and Captain Marvel uses him well to both give him and Captain Marvel an engaging origin story.”