– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It’s hard to get a read on fan enthusiasm for Captain Marvel right now. While many of us are conceding that this will probably be a fun film, it’s hard to really get excited when we know Avengers: Endgame will be coming out less than two months after it. Add in the reality that this is a brand-new character we haven’t seen yet, and you have a good amount of confusion from fans as to whether or not this could be any good.

But forget how good or bad this movie can ultimately be. The real question is whether or not it will be positive momentum for Marvel Studios leading into that culmination team-up experience. We have our first bit of tracking, courtesy of the folks over at Variety. According to them, Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film is heading to a $100 million opening weekend. But that ain’t all. Should the film be well received, it’s possible it could even exceed $120 million.

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Hilariously enough, those are basically the same numbers that were being estimated for Black Panther around this time last year, and that movie went on to break $200 million. I’m not saying Captain Marvel will be doing the same, but it’s just an interesting parallel since that film was the first one Marvel had ever made with a person of color as the lead.

We also can’t forget just how big of a hit Wonder Woman was a couple years back, which led to a $103 million opening in a franchise many continue to hate on to this day. Given Captain Marvel‘s more audience-friendly pedigree (Marvel Studios), it wouldn’t be crazy to expect this to perform similarly well, especially if it’s good.

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.