Ant-Man And The Wasp US box office down on expectations

Ant-Man And The Wasp US box office down on expectations

Another band of Spandexed protagonists are enjoying box office success. Ant-Man and the Wasp had a worldwide opening of $161 million, including $85 million internationally this weekend.

The flick opened Thursday with $11.5 million - almost double that of the first movie - but its Friday, Saturday and Sunday numbers didn't hold as high, which basically means a lot of the hard core fans went to see it Thursday night.

That is a robust 33% jump from the debut of the original "Ant-Man", which opened to $57 million and went on to collect $180 million at the domestic box office in July 2015.

Ant-Man and the Wasp had a reported budget of $150 million and marketing costs are believed to be around $100 million, The movie needs about $500 million to cover expenses with everything above that being a bonus.

Including the debut weekend of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Marvel Studios has officially grossed over $17 billion worldwide in the span of 20 films.

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Superheroes continue to dominate the summer box office.

The film - starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly - earned $76 million at the box office this weekend, earning a first place spot. In the last two years Marvel has released six films, and all of them have managed to make at least $850 million globally, with two of them making over $1 billion. Warner Bros.' Tag took 8th place this week with $3.1 million, while the Mister Rogers documentary Won't You be my Neighbor brought in an impressive $2.5 million, which is almost 7 percent higher than last weekend. CinemaScore gave Ant-Man and the Wasp an A- and Rotten Tomatoes now has the movie at an 86 percent Fresh Rating. The studio has had a string of box office hits in 2018 with Avengers: Infinity War racking up over US$2 billion and counting, and Black Panther passing US$1.3 billion globally. In four weeks, the blockbuster has earned $772.2 million worldwide. The Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin-led sequel picked up another $7.6 million, taking the domestic tally to $35 million. Solo made just under $1 million domestically, bringing its domestic box office total to $211 million.

Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 held tight to the 2nd spot, bringing in over $29 million, which brings the totals to $500 million domestically and $700 million worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War dropped from twelfth place to fifteen place at the United States box office.

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