SALT LAKE CITY — "Captain Marvel" is off to a roaring start.
- Deadline reports the film is on its way to earning $20 to $24 million for its Thursday night sales, which would be one of the best box-office grossing days of the year so far. "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" earned $22.2 million on its first Saturday.
- With that pace, "Captain Marvel" will rank as the second-best preview night for March ever, ranking only behind "Batman v. Superman," which earned $27.7 million back in 2016, according to Deadline.
- Previews for the film began at 6 p.m. on Thursday, which was an hour earlier than previews for "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther."
- "Captain Marvel" would be among good company from its Marvel family, too. "Black Panther" notched $25.2 million in its opening night. "Captain America: Civil War" secured $25 million. "The Avengers" notched $18.7 million. Those numbers include Friday night, too, according to ComicBook.com.
Flashback: As I wrote about in February, "Captain Marvel" exceeded advance tickets sales from other major Hollywood blockbuster films, including "Wonder Woman."