The Top Opening Weekend Movies of All Time List Has a New Female Superhero Member
Captain Marvel joins the list of biggest box office global openings ever, but there are movies coming soon in 2019 that may affect more than one movies standing on the list.
Over the past ten years, the top opening weekends at the box office have changed time and again, as a new blockbuster hits theaters and dominates the global box office. At this time, the oldest film on the list of biggest opening weekends ever at the box office is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at number 10 with $394 million. It is a tad surprising that it has managed to hold a top-ten spot, considering The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, and a host of other Marvel movies have opened since, plus Beauty and the Beast. They do make the list, but not in the top ten.
The top opening weekend movies list had a big change occur the weekend of March 8, 2019, shocking many, when Captain Marvel broke into the list. Captain Marvel made over $450 million globally opening weekend, earning the sixth spot on the biggest opening weekends of all time list. It is a big deal for two reasons.
- Captain Marvel is the only female-led movie in the top ten opening weekends movie list. You could argue that Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a female lead, but in reality they are ensemble movies.
- Captain Marvel is only the second Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the list, and as the first Marvel female superhero movie, that’s a tremendous deal. It made more money than every Avengers film opening weekend except Avengers: Infinity War (currently in the number one spot).
The biggest opening weekends at the box office list is surely going to adjust again very soon when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April, but until then, here’s who is in the top ten right now.
Top 10 Opening Weekend Movies of All Time
Other movies on the list of biggest global opening weekends of all time include Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Spider-Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Black Panther, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Movies That May Join the Biggest Opening Weekends Ever List
Avengers: Endgame is the front runner to take the top spot on the biggest opening weekend movies of all time this year, but there are a few other movies that could find a spot here, too, such as the live-action Aladdin, live-action The Lion King, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Toy Story 4, and Frozen 2. Yes, most are Disney movies, and that should not come as a surprise because Disney rules the box office year over year.