As Captain Marvel enters its second weekend at the box office, it’s important to note that:
It had a spectacular opening weekend, pulling in $153 million in North America and $455 million globally
Both of those numbers far exceed projections
It was the sixth-best worldwide opening ever
The film appears to be on its way to earning more money than any superhero origin ever
I have not yet seen the movie, so I can’t speak to the quality of the film. It’s earned a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes and critics have generally liked it a lot but not loved it.
Nevertheless, these box office numbers please me greatly.
When it was announced that Captain Marvel would be a woman, the same low-life cretins who protested the reboot of Ghostbusters with female leads began their campaign of hate against this film, too.
These are most assuredly small-minded, knuckle-dragging white guys who trade in toxic masculinity and treat the Marvel cannon as something both scared and immalleable. They were undoubtedly the champions of Gamergate and the kinds of men who worry that women and Mexicans are stealing the jobs that they probably lost because they were too busy playing video games and drinking purple drank.
I paint a broad brush, I know. Apologies. I’m sure some very fine people stood opposed to a female Captain Marvel for very good reasons.
But you need to be a special kind of loser to be so angry that Captain Marvel is a women or the Ghostbusters have vaginas as to take to the Internet in droves, attempting to bring these movies down.
I am happy to see that their campaign of sexism has failed. I am happy to see that Captain Marvel is a huge financial success.
I like it when idiots, sexists, and close-minded bigots lose spectacularly.
Now if someone wants to come over and watch our kids, Elysha and I will be happy to see the movie and contribute to its financial success.