BY: Rohn Romulo
CAROL Danvers’ first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has Marvel Studios soaring to another box office success in the Philippines! On its fourth week in theaters, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” created a new record as it now holds the 7th highest-grossing movie in Philippine history with USD11.7 million at the box-office. Indeed, “Captain Marvel” has inspired a new generation of fans in the Philippines with her story of courage, heroism, and self-discovery.
The action-adventure arrived in the Philippines last March 6 in time for the International Women’s Month, a month honoring women and celebrating their achievements. Women lifting up women is an important part of this day, and something that can be felt throughout “Captain Marvel.”
The March 6 first-day box-office performance of “Captain Marvel” had broken several records, including the Biggest Opening Day for 2019, Highest screen count for 2019, Highest Origins Opening Day and Highest Female Superhero Opening Day. And that was just the beginning.
Eventually, “Captain Marvel’s five-day opening weekend (March 6 to 10) soared as the all-time 4th biggest in Philippine history, as well as the highest first stand-alone character MCU opening weekend, and biggest March opening weekend ever.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” tells the origin story of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, played by Academy Award® winner Brie Larson. It also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Honsou, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, and Clark Gregg. Said to be the most powerful force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel” takes the vast movie franchise higher, further, and faster.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is still showing in Philippine theaters. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #CaptainMarvelPH
About Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel”
Marvel Studios’ presents “Captain Marvel,” an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.
Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” follows Carol Danvers’ journey as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. As the story unfolds, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of a maelstrom when a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth.
Based on the beloved Marvel comic book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.