The Marvels Rises With High Audience Score at Rotten Tomatoes
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While The Marvels was off to a sluggish start with its critical reception at Rotten Tomatoes, it's seeing some better numbers upon its debut in theaters.
Now playing on the big screen, The Marvels had initially debuted with a mixed rating of 54% with its early reviews from Rotten Tomatoes-approved critics, labeling the MCU film as "rotten." With more reviews having since poured in, the number on the Tomatometer has bounced up to 61%, which officially pulls The Marvels out of its "rotten" status with the film now considered to be "fresh." What's even better news for the film is that the audience score was much higher, currently sitting at 85%.
The critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes acknowledges that the film is not without its flaws, with its "jumbled tonal shifts," but it's also described as "funny, refreshingly brief, and elevated by the chemistry of its three leads."
How Will The Marvels Fare at the Box Office?
Projections for The Marvels have been fluctuating ahead of release, but the official numbers are starting to come in. The film has kicked off with $6.6 million in Thursday previews and is expected to make around $60 million to $65 million for the weekend. For comparison, the first movie, Captain Marvel, made $20.7 million in Thursday previews with a $153 million opening weekend, though that was notably before the pandemic in 2019. However, the Thursday previews are also well below other recent MCU releases, with both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 banking $17.5 million in Thursday previews.
Nia DaCosta directed The Marvels and co-wrote the script with Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik. It stars Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, following the trio in a cosmic adventure that sees the three of them swapping places whenever they use their powers. Zawe Ashton, Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
The Marvels is now playing in movie theaters.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes