It’s the seventh movie based on Marvel Comics’ intellectual property to hit that milestone, indicating that Disney may be the house that Mickey Mouse built, Marvel’s comic empire is adding a few more stories.
Captain Marvel’s success also underscores the notion that superheroines can perform just as well at the box office as their male counterparts.
It’s also a blow to the online trolls who sought to derail the movie early on with a concerted effort to post negative reviews and drive down audience ratings for the film upon its release.
It’s the 18th Disney movie to gross over $1 billion, and, all-told, the 21 Marvel films have brought in $18.5 billion at the box office so far, according to Variety.
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