The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million - almost $70 million above the same frame past year.
If you haven't had the opportunity to see Captain Marvel yet, what are you doing?
Mississipi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have directed from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve.
Oscar victor Brie Larson delivered a superhero-sized jolt to theaters with her portrayal of the comic-book character "Captain Marvel", waking up fans of blockbuster movies from their long winter slumber.
Some fans claimed Larson's hero didn't smile enough, a charge she responded to with doctored pictures of previous male Marvel superheroes with awkwardly full grins.
The 29-year-old actress - who stars as the titular character in the new Marvel movie - wants the film to trigger discussions about diversity within the film business and beyond. Regardless, Captain Marvel is now the seventh highest opening for the MCU. Others took issue with Larson's statements about making her press interviews for the film more inclusive and not "overwhelmingly white male".
As ever with Marvel movies, there's plenty of quick-witted humour and witty one-liners; "space invasion, vehicle chase and alien autopsy - typical nine to five", quips Fury.
Captain Marvel is now showing at The Light Cinema in Wisbech.
Diakow explains what makes superhero movies still popular even after so many have been made, is the ways that both the Marvel and DC studios continue to find new ways to tell stories. "And I think you see that in the broadening of their fan base".
It was easily the best opening of any movie thus far in 2019.
"With Marvel, nothing surprises me", she added.
Total domestic box office for 2019, which had plunged by 27 percent before the weekend, is now down 21 percent at $1.79 billion, according to Comscore's Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst. Yes, the number is definitely lesser than Avengers: Infinity War that released previous year, but as a solo outing, it deserves a round of applause. In its second weekend, Tyler Perry's "A Madea Family Funeral" dropped 55 per cent with $12 million.