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“Captain Marvel” Dominates US Box Office With Marvel’s Seventh-Biggest Weekend Haul

“Captain Marvel” predictably dominated the US weekend box office.

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson at the Oscars (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

In the epitome of a predictable outcome, “Captain Marvel” cruised to victory at the US weekend box office.

The film tops the weekend chart with an estimated $153.0 million in US receipts. Easily the weekend’s biggest haul, the tally ranks as the #7 all-time opening for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Only “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War,” and “Iron Man 3” started stronger.

“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” which topped the past two charts, falls to #2 this weekend. It added $14.7 million, bringing its cumulative total to $119.7 million.

“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” slips one spot to #3 with $12.1 million (cume now $45.9 million), while “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” holds at #4 with $3.8 million (cume now $97.1 million).

Down two places, “Alita: Battle Angel” takes #5 with $3.2 million (cume now $78.3 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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