Yet another HUGE record-setting thing for Marvel Studios' recently-open Captain Marvel you may not have realized; it is now the highest-grossing film featuring a score composed by a woman.
Pinar Toprak created the perfect blend of superhero and 90's intrigue with her score for the film, and we are thrilled to see this particular title succeed.
According to Variety, the previous record-holders for female-composed films were Rachel Portman's The Vow (which made $125 million domestic in 2012), and Deborah Lurie's Dear John ($80 million back in 2010).
If you missed the numbers over the weekend, Captain Marvel took in around $455 million globally, making it the highest-grossing single hero origin film for Marvel Studios, and the 6th best film opening of all time (not just for Marvel).
Variety continued with their factoids, citing a report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film revealing that 6% of the 250 top-grossing films of 2018 had scores by women, which was at least double the 2017 films, which was 3%.
We are hopeful this Marvel-ous distinction will see more studios taking a chance on female composers, and perhaps more women heading into that creative side of filmmaking.
Captain Marvel is currently in theaters worldwide.