After what seems like forever since we last saw an MCU film (Ant-Man & the Wasp seems so long ago), Captain Marvel opened to much anticipation and made-up controversy to jolt the domestic box office out of its stupor, hauling in an impressive $153 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo. This number puts it as the seventh biggest opening weekend for the much acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After all the hubbub before the film’s release, which saw incessant and nauseating attempts to troll, and those hoping to cause a rift in the MCU success continuum, it was really all for naught, as folks ran to the theater to check out the origin tale of Carol Danvers, and left generally pleased with the end result.

By Josh