'Captain Marvel' conquers bx office again..................

New comers were no match for Disney's 'Captain Marvel' at the domestic box office. The superhero  blockbuster soared past the competition, bringing in $69 million in its second weekend of release.

Marvel's first comic-book tentpole to spotlight a female superhero surpassed $265 million in ticket sales domestically Overseas, ''Captain Marvel'' crossed $494 million for a massive global haul of $760 million.

In less than two weeks, ''Captain Marvel'' has eclipsed the lifetime sums of numerous superhero adventures, including ''Ant-Man and Wasp'' [$623 million], ''Iron Man2'' [$624 million], Thor Dark World [$645 million], and ''Captain America : Winter Soldier''  [$714 million]. It's already the 22nd biggest comic-book release ever.

After a sluggish start in 2019, it has been 'Captain Marvel' to the rescue. Ticket sales are up over  3 percent  from the same weekend in 2018, according to Comscore. As a whole, the domestic box office is still struggling to march last year's record with receipts pacing 19 percent behind 2018.

Paramount Pictures  ''Wonder Park'' , an animated adventure set in an amusement park based on the imagination of a young girl,  bowed in second place and had the best start among new releases.

It arrived ahead of  industry expectations with $16 million when it launched in 3,838 locations, though it will need to pick up steam to justify its healthy budget.

Paramount spent nearly $100 million to produce the film, not including marketing and distribution costs. Since the PG-rated  ''Wonder Park''  appeals to a younger crowd, the studio anticipates moviegoing will gain traction as students will be out of school for spring break. [Agencies]


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