After two months of disappointing U.S. ticket sales, the film industry is looking to "Captain Marvel" to reinvigorate the box office.
A weak slate of February movies exacerbated an already floundering box office and led to a 38 percent decline in ticket sales in the month compared with last year, according to Comscore. Hollywood hauled in about $627.1 million during the month, its lowest February take since 2002.
February's movie slate was always going to be hard-pressed to beat the monumental box-office sales of the month a year ago. Last year, "Black Panther" helped boost sales to a whopping $1 billion for the month, the best February ever.
This February, analysts had hoped that "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" from Warner Bros. and "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" from Universal would help entice moviegoers to theaters, but "Lego 2," released on Feb. 8, only brought in $91 million and "Hidden World" was released with six days left in the month, so it only contributed $97 million to the monthly total.