After getting off to a fantastic start at the Indian box office, Hollywood's latest offering Captain Marvel is racing towards the Rs 100 crore club at lightning speed. The film, starring Brie Larson in the lead, released on March 8 and stormed the box office as it opened to rave reviews from the critics. On day 1, the superhero film collected Rs 13.01 crore and became the second highest Hollywood opener after Avengers: Infinity War. The good run continued on day 2 and day 3 as well. So much so that Captain Marvel is already close to reaching the Rs 50 crore mark. Captain Marvel Box Office Collection Day 2: Brie Larson's Superhero Outings Sees a Slight Growth, Collects Rs 32.28 Crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the popular microblogging site Twitter a while back and revealed the updated figures saying, "#CaptainMarvel grabs a major chunk of market share, despite mixed reports... Fantastic weekend places it amongst the biggest openers [#Hollywood]... Fri 13.01 cr, Sat 14.10 cr, Sun 13.60 cr [affected due to cricket match]. Total: ₹ 40.71 cr. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 48.47 cr."
Apart from Brie Larson starrer, Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's film Badla also released on March 8 and surprisingly the crime thriller has also performed exceptionally well at the ticket windows despite getting off to a slow start. Talking about the same, Adarsh tweeted, "The successful phase continues... Both, #Badla and #CaptainMarvel have scored at the BO... The *combined* weekend biz is ₹ 63.91 cr... Diametrically opposite in terms of genre, the numbers prove, yet again, that two films can co-exist in a week... Even in a non-holiday week." Captain Marvel Box Office Collection Day 1: Brie Larson's Superhero Film Becomes the Second Biggest Hollywood Opener After Avengers: Infinity War, Grosses Rs 15.18 Crore.
Interestingly, a few more films are also running in theatres and minting money. Ajay Devgn's Total Dhamaal is enjoying a good run especially in mass circuits and single screen theatres whereas Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's rom-com Luka Chuppi is faring well in multiplexes despite some competition from Captain Marvel. Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike has been in cinema halls for 60 days but it's still getting cash registers ringing.