It is also the second-highest domestic opening weekend for a solo Marvel Cinematic Universe character debut, behind only last year's Black Panther. It's not just her presence that might have surprised you but the fact that she was working the concessions stand.
"Captain Marvel" rocketed up other record books, too. First off, Chris Hewitt sits down with the film's co-directors and co-writers, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, for a spoilerific chat that touches on the film's major revelations and twists and turns. DC's first female-led superhero film - starring Gal Gadot a directed by Patty Jenkins - launched with $103 million at the domestic box office.
Just to be clear, there will be big spoilers for Captain Marvel in the video below. 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 film received an A CinemaScore from audiences. Comscore/Screen Engine's PostTrak survey of audiences resulted in an 81 percent total positive score with a strong 66 percent of audiences saying they would "definitely recommend" the film.
Female power has reared up at the box office - in a big way. "And I think you see that in the broadening of their fan base". Captain Marvel is no exception.
Internationally, the estimated $302 million opening weekend from 53 territories makes it the fifth-highest overseas opening weekend of all time, second-highest superhero opening weekend of all time (behind only Avengers: Infinity War), and biggest for March.
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In "Captain Marvel's" case, timing isn't everything, but it certainly does help.
"The box office year of 2019 officially started this weekend", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore.
Audiences in the US and Canada for "Captain Marvel" were 55 percent male and 45 percent female.
As excitement for the Avengers: Infinity War follow-up continues to build to near-feverish levels, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have announced on Twitter that the movie is nearly finished, the brothers having now completed their cut of the film.
Interestingly, Captain Marvel will also be seen in the conclusion of the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Endgame, which releases on April 26.