Marvel Studios

Marvel fans have had an interminable wait for a new entry in the MCU, following the July 2018 bow of "Ant-Man and the Wasp." At long last, that drought is set to end this week with the release of "Captain Marvel" -- and the Brie Larson-starring flick is poised to reap the rewards -- and collect the cash -- of a hungry fanbase.

The flick, the first solo female-led film in the Marvel universe, is currently pegged to bring in $150 million during its opening weekend, according to Deadline. And that's just the domestic haul; worldwide, predictions are hovering around the $350 million mark.

Those are certainly jaw-dropping numbers -- higher than "Wonder Woman" ($228.3 million), "Justice League" ($278.8 million), and "Deadpool 2" ($300.4 million) pulled in during their opening frames -- and Deadline reports that there's concrete data to back up such robust predictions. According to the trade, advance domestic ticket sales for "Captain Marvel" are tracking higher than those for "Avengers: Infinity War," which went on to snag both the domestic and worldwide all-time records for biggest opening weekend. And with "Captain Marvel" set to serve as a gateway film to the final "Avengers" chapter, "Endgame," curious MCU fans are no doubt desperate to see it as soon as possible.

"Captain Marvel" will open in several international markets throughout the week. It makes its debut stateside on Friday.

[via: Deadline]