CAPTAIN MARVEL FLYING HIGH ON ITS DEBUT WEEKEND

The unstoppable “Captain Marvel” was definitely rising high in its worldwide box office debut this weekend.

Marvel Studios’ latest superhero film made an estimated $455 million globally including an $89 million opening in China.

Disney’s Marvel Studios went beyond the expectation that the movie starring Brie Larson will only bring in about $130 million in North America, when it brought in an estimated $153 million.

“Captain Marvel” was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck making it the first Marvel movie to be directed by a female and also feature a female superhero in the lead.

The film garnered an “A” CinemaScore from audiences and a 79% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Nearly half, or 45%, of the “Captain Marvel” audience this weekend was female.