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The Marvels suffers the worst drop in box office earnings for a superhero film ever

Stewart Perrie

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The Marvels suffers the worst drop in box office earnings for a superhero film ever

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The Marvels has suffered the biggest drop in box office earnings ever for a superhero movie.

The sequel sees Captain Marvel team up with Ms Marvel (played by Iman Vellani) and Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and it has had a rocky start since it was released two weeks ago.

Reviews have been very mixed, with some viewers saying it's a fantastic, female-driven film, whereas others say it lacks depth and a decent storyline.


Unfortunately for the cast and crew, they have been dealt a tough blow.


From weekend one to weekend two, it's seen a 79 per cent drop in box office earnings, according to Variety.

The movie brought in $46.1 million on its opening weekend and that's been slashed to just $10.2 million for the second weekend.


Morbius previously held that record with a 74 per cent drop.

Iman Vellani has spoken out about the box office performance and says it doesn't really matter to her.

"I don't want to focus on something that's not even in my control, because what's the point?" she explained to Yahoo.

"That's for [Disney CEO] Bob Iger."


She added: "[The box office] has nothing to do with me.

"I'm happy with the finished product, and the people that I care about enjoyed the film.

"It's genuinely a good time watching this movie, and that's all we can ask for with these films.

"It has superheroes, it take place in space, it's not that deep and it's about teamwork and sisterhood.


"It's a fun movie, and I'm just so happy that I can share it with people."

Brie Larson, who plays the lead in The Marvels, is hopeful Disney will keep the franchise going, despite the bad box office result so far.

She explained to Entertainment Tonight: "I think there is still so much inside of Carol.

"I feel like getting to be on this team just cracked her open in a way that she hadn't been and I really loved that for her."


Larson added: "I just loved her letting the shoulders drop a little bit, and not need to feel like all the responsibility was on her.

"So I think that there is just so much more to go.

"She is just a great character to continue to grow with. It's like, as I am growing she is growing."

Topics: Film & TV, Marvel, Film and TV

Stewart Perrie
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