Now this is the kind of news that we like receiving. Captain Marvel, the new female-lead superhero film has just become the highest-grossing film with a female lead ever.
The last film to beat the record was 2017’s Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. Captain Marvel surpassed the Disney film, which made $357 million. Within the superhero universe, the only other female-fronted film that was able to accomplish a similar feat was Wonder Woman, whose titular character was played by Gal Gadot. In Wonder Woman‘s opening weekend, it grossed $103 million.
Speaking to this feat, Disney’s distribution chief Cathleen Taff said, “Marvel Studios once again proves that stories combining diverse perspectives and different experiences make great movies that play to everybody. People crave representation.” The film was also co-directed and co-written by a female director, Anna Boden. Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, and Lashana Lynch co-star.
Have a watch of the trailer below…