The only movie with a female lead that's opened better globally was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which grossed $529 million when it debuted in 2015.
"You look at the name of Captain Marvel it is empowering, it encompasses the entire universe that we are talking about here", Diakow said.
The 70-year-old actor has played top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it began with the 2008 film Iron Man and has since gone on to star in movies with nearly all the franchise's heroes.
When moviegoers went to check out the newest Marvel movie "Captain Marvel", none of them could guess what would happen next.
Plot details are still under wraps but the Avengers are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and attempt to undo Thanos' snap which gave way to the decimation of half of the Universe after the heroes failed to stop the Mad Titan from collecting all six Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War.
It's six years before Captain Marvel learns the truth, and discovers that the shape-shifting Skrulls she is now fighting are really the good guys, while the Krees are the bad guys. "The allure and power of the superhero genre is as powerful as ever and just what blockbuster starved audiences have been waiting for in the form of a perfectly cast Brie Larson in this most powerful role".
CAPT Marvel official movie poster. If so, what do you think about it? She already knew it and you can see it in the way she navigates the industry and she knows her voice and she uses her voice for the right reasons. "You guys are so awesome to come opening weekend".
The domestic tally makes "Captain America" the biggest opening of the year and could signal a rebound for theater owners, whose sales were down 26 percent year to date as of last weekend.
Last week's top film, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World", slid to a distant second place in its third weekend of release with $14.7 million. Mexico generated $12.8 million in the fifth highest industry opening weekend in that market.