New Marvel movie experiences worst MCU opening week ever

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.13 - 2023 11:16 AM CET


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The latest release from Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), "The Marvels," seems to have hit a new low in its opening week, indicating that audiences might be growing weary of the superhero film genre. This decline comes despite Marvel's consistent success since its first release, "Iron Man," in 2008.

As reported by Deadline, "The Marvels" has set a record for the worst opening week both in the United States and internationally in MCU's 15-year history.

The movie's global ticket sales reached only $110.3 million, with a mere $47 million earned domestically. This performance is particularly underwhelming considering the film's substantial budget of around $200 million.

Despite these disappointing figures, the film received positive reviews from critics like Elombe Brice Parfait of Soundvenue, who awarded it five stars and praised it as a "groundbreaking" superhero film.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, known for her work on Netflix's "Top Boy" and the 2021 reboot of "Candyman," the film stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani as Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, and Ms. Marvel, respectively.

The poor box office performance of "The Marvels" might suggest a shift in audience preferences, possibly signaling a saturation point for the superhero genre that has dominated cinemas for over a decade.

Watch the trailer for "The Marvels" right here:

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