The Marvels has made MCU history, but not in the way many would think, as the superhero picture has the franchise’s worst opening weekend ever.
Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, or Captain Marvel, has recovered her identity from the Kree and exacted her retribution on the Supreme Intelligence in the newest installment of the massively successful franchise.
However, she is left with the responsibility of a destabilised cosmos, which she attempts to save with the assistance of Ms Marvel (Iman Vellani).
Despite great expectations, The Marvels had the worst opening weekend in Marvel history, behind 2023 successes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol Three, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and the second season of Loki on Disney Plus.
According to the BBC, the picture generated only $47 million (£38 million) in its first weekend in the United States.
It grossed $110.3 million (£90 million) globally, making it Marvel’s second-lowest opening weekend ever.
Avengers: Endgame broke box office records in 2019 by grossing $1.2 billion (£980 million) in global ticket sales in its first weekend.
Park Seo-joon, Zawe Ashton, Teyonah Parris, Lashana Lynch, and Jude Law join Brie and Vellani in The Marvels.
Nia DaCosta, best known for directing the 2021 horror adaptation Candyman, directed the film.
The Little Woods director discussed working with Room star Brie Larson and incorporating her tale into Ms Marvel’s.
‘Brie was so excited and a real advocate for bringing the two other women into the movie. And part of what I think works so well about it is that she has a foil,’ she told Gizmodo.
‘She finally has people who are, you know, heroes as well, and also having their own issues and issues with her or a specific relationship with her that she has to sort out.’
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar earlier this year, Larson revealed that taking on the role of Captain Marvel was something she found daunting at first.
‘I was scared of what would happen to me,’ she said. ‘I was like, “What world is this, where these are the choices I have to make as an artist”‘
She added: ‘“Anytime I feel like I’m being put too much on a pedestal, it’s my job to figure out how to remove that within myself.’
The Marvels is in cinemas now.