Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marches to US$76m launch

Marvel AIM MCU 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marks Marvel's 20th straight No. 1 opening
Ginger Lopez | 10 July, 2018, 09:28

As for the rest of the box office, Incredibles 2 was able to take the #2 spot, knocking Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom down to the #3 spot.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is said to have opened with $76 million for the weekend, which is right on the money according to the first estimates of $75 million. Across 20 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought in US$17 billion globally.

Though Ant-Man and the Wasp isn't throwing up the same kind of numbers that bigger franchises in the MCU normally do, Disney is still quite satisfied with the numbers.

With $161 million in ticket sales and an 86 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes, Ant-Man and The Wasp did what a good sequel should do by improving over the original.

What did you think of Ant-Man and the Wasp? That could make it hard to surpass the $180 million domestic run of the original Ant-Man, which had some impressive legs, but only time will tell.

Even though Hank Pym isn't the focal point of the Ant-Man films, as one might have initially expected going off of comic lore, that hasn't diminished the role that either he or Janet van Dyne have played in both the original film and its most recent sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.




Also opening in limited release was Annapurna's "Sorry to Bother You", which landed the best per screen average of the weekend with $44,881. Incredibles 2 has yet to open in Japan, Spain, Italy, Germany and South Korea. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took 3rd place with $28.5 million, bringing its worldwide take to just over a billion dollars. The Pixar sequel is now just shy of topping Disney's Beauty and the Beast to become the 11th highest grossing domestic release of all-time and should have no problem moving into the top ten. Internationally, "Incredibles 2" has made $269 million. France quickly ranks as the sixth largest market for Incredibles 2 behind China ($48.7m), Mexico ($33.8m), Australia ($24.6m), Brazil ($15.4m) and Russian Federation ($14.3m).

Ant-Man and the Wasp now has a $161.03 million worldwide gross ($85 million foreign).

Elsewhere, Sony's Sicario: Day of the Soldado picked up another $7.3 million, taking the domestic tally to $35 million and rounding out the top 5.

Internationally, after crossing $1 billion at the global box office on Friday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added an additional $27.6 million overseas this weekend, bringing the film's worldwide total to $725.3 million for a global cume totaling $1.058 billion.

Universal and Blumhouse's "The First Purge" debuted on Independence Day, getting a head start on the weekend. This still comes at the low end of expectations for the film that ranged from $80-95 million.

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