The Marvels will likely break an unfortunate record for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie, which is the third installment in Phase 5 of the MCU, is a sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel, which introduced Brie Larson's superpowered former fighter pilot to the franchise.
The storyline sees Captain Marvel's powers becoming entangled with two others, leading her to team up with astronaut Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Avengers fangirl Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), who developed powers of their own over the course of the Disney+ shows WandaVision and Ms. Marvel.
Per Deadline, The Marvels box office is only tracking to gross a domestic opening weekend total between $47 and $52 million. This would make it the worst opening ever for a movie in the MCU, with the previous movie to hold that title being 2008's The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton, which is widely considered to be an early misfire for the franchise and had an opening gross of $55.4 million.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 November 2023 - 09:18 AM.