After only 25 days in theaters, Disney’s (DIS) ‘Captain Marvel’ crossed the $1 billion mark last Tuesday with $645 million of earnings through international ticket sales. Interest was high particularly in countries like China, where superhero films have gathered fast popularity. Domestically, the film earned $358 million.
Similarly, other superhero films like DC’s “Aquaman” earned 70% of its $1.14 billion from markets outside the U.S., as did “Avengers: Infinity War,” which garnered $2.04 billion last year, more than 66% of which was from foreign markets.
But credit should also go ‘Infinity War,’ which hinted at its cliff hanger ending that only a female superhero could defeat Thanos.
Tickets for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ also sold quickly, as evidenced by Atom Tickets’ sales of this movie at three times more than ‘Infinity War’ last year.
The Marvel movies have collectively earned more than $18.5 billion, or an average of $880 million per film.