Movie Earnings: Captain Marvel (2019)

Worst Marvel Film Ever or Hidden Masterpiece?

How many Marvel films have we reviewed so far? Not enough to cover all the releases that continued coming for over a decade and are still making history today. 

Besides, new movies are always coming out, which means we will still have some to cover like “Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings” or maybe “Eternals.” All we know is that those will be a great ride. 

But for now, we will continue in our journey to review the ones we have so far, and either if you hate it or not, it is time for Captain Marvel

You might know this is one of those movies the fans and public overall hated or weren’t really big fans of how it was handled and the entire plot. 

Personal opinion: we don’t find it a disaster, but it is indeed not the best movie of the franchise. However, it has some details we are eager to share with you. 

So, if you are up for more info about Captain Marvel from 2019, we are sure this article will be enjoyable. 

Do You Know the Plot & Cast? Here They Are!

As much as we want to discuss the movie to all its extensions, we won’t dive into spoilers just in case you haven’t watched it. After all, our main goal isn’t to give a biased or unbiased review about how good it is. 

But to start reaching our goal, we will make sure to share the plot with you just in case you forgot it a bit or need encouragement to give it a try or know what Captain Marvel introduces to this franchise.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is an adventure set in the 1990s. It follows Carol Danvers’ journey to becoming one of the MCU’s latest heroes.  

Danvers and a few other allies find themselves at the center of a galactic conflict between two alien races.

But when did this conflict start, and how did Carol get involved in this galactic war? 

Originally, Carol was an Air Force pilot who crashed an experimental plane and was later found the Kree, one of the alien races. 

She was trained under Yon-Rogg as a Starforce Military member and later became a Starforce Military officer. 

Six years later, Danvers discovers that there is more to her story after she escapes to Earth from the Skrulls and that maybe her accident and powers have more than a secret behind them.

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Need more details? We will need to skip them since those would be quite the spoilers, but what we can share with you is the cast behind this movie. 

Like most Marvel films, you will find famous or at least known actors in the industry. However, we will be including the main cast here and some of the supporting cast: 

  • Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. 
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. 
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos/Keller. 
  • Jude Law as Yon-Rogg. 
  • Annette Bening as Supreme Intelligence/Dr. Wendy Lawson. 
  • Djimon Hounsou as Korath. 
  • Lee Pace as Ronan. 
  • Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. 
  • Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva. 
  • Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. 

Some names will sound familiar, while others will start to grow on you the more, you are involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with Gemma Chan. She will play a role in the upcoming movie, “Eternals,” as part of the main cast.

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Production & Team: Behind the Scenes

We all know actors and actresses are what most people care about when going over the details of who is involved in a film. However, people behind the cameras also deserve their recognition. 

In the case of Captain Marvel, we will have members of previous movies involved in producing the film but with some variations. 

As the directors, we have Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who also took part in the screenplay along with Geneva Robertson-Dworet. 

In the story and how it was written and adapted, the same four people took part, but Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve also joined this team. 

As you must know, it was based on Marvel Comics and the character with the same name, “Captain Marvel.” Meanwhile, the production continued to fall into the hands of the long-time producer: Kevin Feige. 

Other members include Pinar Toprak for the music, Ben Davis handled the cinematography, Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman edited it, and the production company continued being Marvel Studios alone. At the same time, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed it. 

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The film took a lot of time to be produced since 2013, it was planned to be released, but many sketches and options were discarded during this time. 

However, in 2016, most of the news about the development of the movie was announced, including Brie Larson in the role of Captain Marvel.

But it was until 2017 that the movie’s pre-production started with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as the directors and part of the production team. 

Finally, filming started in January 2018 with the location shooting decided for the film, including the Edwards Air Force Base and many others, including Louisiana, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge. 

There was a lot of work put into this work, and it was in later 2018 that the film was finally ready. Unfortunately, Stan Lee’s death on November 12 of this year changed a few things in the film, including the logo and a black screen to thank the big creator. 

Let’s Talk About Numbers: Box Office & Salaries

Well, with the critics about Captain Marvel considering it one of the worst movies by the studio, you would think it wasn’t that popular in the cinemas. 

However, with a budget set at $175 million, which is one of the lowest for some of the recent Marvel films, the box office hit the $1 billion mark. 

In the United States and Canada, the movie grossed $426.8 million, while $701.6 million were collected from other territories, which led to the $1.128 billion total worldwide. 

The worldwide opening was $456.7 million, which made it the sixth-biggest of all time by the moment of its release. 

Considering that the production cost and other expenses need to be included in the box office, the film’s net profit is actually $414 million, which Deadline Hollywood estimated based on all the payments. 

Despite the success in the box office and how well it performed during the first week, critics from fans and viewers came, and the popularity fell based on how disappointed they were. 

In our opinion, it isn’t just for everyone in terms of how it was written, but it continues to have good jokes and follow the franchise’s signature formula, to the point of having a sequel announced for it.

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But focusing on other numbers, with a budget set at $175 million, how much did the actors and actresses earn in the process?

Well, unfortunately, there aren’t many details about how much all the cast members earned during this movie. 

The only one who disclosed the information was Brie Larson for her standalone film, netting her $5 million. 

Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson presumptively made about the same amount based on his salary for starring roles in major films. 

In fact, his salary is set at $10 to $20 million, but no details were provided in the studio followed this rate for his payment. 

5 Super Facts About Captain Marvel

  • Before deciding on the role, Jude Law consulted Robert Downey Jr. if it was a good idea to appear in a Marvel film. 
  • All the colors from Captain Marvel’s costume are easter eggs (find them!). 
  • Keanu Reeves was offered the role of Yon-Rogg (played by Jude Law). 
  • Many actresses were considered before Brie Larson was signed for the lead role. 
  • The change in the main character’s personality and original story is what led many fans to hate the film. Though we recommend, you judge by yourself.

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