Newcomers were no match for Disney’s 'Captain Marvel
.' The superhero blockbuster soared past the competition at the domestic box office, bringing in $69 million in its second weekend of release.
Marvel’s first comic-book tentpole to spotlight a female superhero surpassed $265 million in ticket sales domestically. Overseas, 'Captain Marvel
' crossed $494 million for a massive global haul of $760 million.
After a sluggish start to 2019, it has been 'Captain Marvel
' to the rescue. Ticket sales are up over 3% from the same weekend in 2018, according to Comscore. As a whole, the domestic box office is still struggling to match last year’s record with receipts pacing 19% behind 2018.
Paramount Pictures’ 'Wonder Park
,' an animated adventure set in an amusement park based on the imagination of a young girl, had the best start among new releases. It arrived with $16 million when it launched in 3,838 locations. While “Wonder Park
” opened ahead of industry expectations, it will