Captain Marvel,the first female superhero to get her own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has raked in nearly 650 million yuan ($96.8 million) to top China’s box office charts as of Tuesday.
The film, starring Academy Awards’ best actress winner Brie Larson, has so far scored 7.0 points out of 10 on the country’s most popular review aggregator Douban.
With more than 11 percent of the film’s overall gross from 603 IMAX screens in China, Captain Marvel has also set several new records for IMAX China, including the Biggest IMAX March opening and second-highest superhero opening.
“IMAX is honored to be part of the spectacular performance of Captain Marvel, the biggest superhero origin story opening in IMAX history that has earned its rank among the highest-grossing IMAX openings ever,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond in a statement.
“Captain Marvel marks an incredible start to what is shaping up to be a very strong 2019 lineup, and sets the stage for the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which was shot entirely with IMAX cameras,” added Gelfond.