Ant-Man 2 Box Office Slows Down

Sergio Cunningham
July 10, 2018

Still, not every second MCU entry manages to out-do its first movie, with 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.2 million) falling short of 2012's The Avengers ($207.4 million), which held the record for the highest debut in box office history for three years, before it was dethroned by 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9 million). That apparently includes their box offices too. There is now no planned China release for Ant-Man and the Wasp, likely due to the annual Chinese "blackout" of non-Chinese films that happens between late June and early September. So far, Incredibles 2 earned slightly more than $500 million in its four weeks in theaters and took in $29 million this weekend. CinemaScore gave Ant-Man and the Wasp an A- and Rotten Tomatoes now has the movie at an 86 percent Fresh Rating. The latest is this weekend's release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the 20th installment in the MCU, which debuted with an estimated $76 million over the three-day weekend, out-performing 2015's Ant-Man by almost $20 million.

Industry prognosticators were placing the sequel at $80 to $85 million after that juggernaut event, and while Disney set the floor for Ant-Man and the Wasp in their own projections at $70 million, this isn't exactly an exciting number for the Mouse House.

Warning: This article contains slight spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel project featuring a female superhero's name in the title and female superhero in a lead role. 35 films have now topped $1 billion at the global box office.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp", which opened on July 6, is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that kicked off with the 2008 release "Iron Man". Cathleen Taff, Disney's head of domestic distribution, told Variety, "We are really thrilled about the results".

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Universal and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom recently charged past US$1 billion at the worldwide box office. Internationally, "Incredibles 2" has made $269 million.

As for The First Purge, which is the fourth outing in the franchise, the film took in $17.2 million over the weekend, bringing its five day total - as the film opened on July 4th - to $31.1 million. The sequel made $5 million this weekend in China, taking its tally there to $250 million.

Also opening in limited release was Annapurna's Sorry to Bother You, which landed the best per screen average of the weekend with US$44,881.

Another documentary, Neon's Three Identical Strangers earned US$717,008 million from five locations, bringing its domestic tally past US$1 million. The 2018 box office as a whole, which just hit $6.5 billion, is up 9 percent from past year, according to ComScore.

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