'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Buzzes to No. 1

10 July, 2018, 09:26 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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"Ant-Man and the Wasp" is Marvel's third and final film in 2018 and caps off the biggest year at the box office for Disney's superhero studio.

And a good chunk of that has to do with the efforts made to rescue Michelle Pfeiffer's Janet from the Quantum Realm.

With a production budget around US$162 million, Ant-Man and the Wasp looks like another win for Marvel.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will most certainly be on track to exceed the $180.2 million domestic, $339.1 million foreign and $519.3 million worldwide marks put up by the original Ant-Man, likely topping out between $250 million and $300 million domestic and $700 million and $750 million worldwide. 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. "We continue to be amazed by what Kevin Feige and the team do with these films". "The "Purge" movies have pocketed over $360 million globally". The MCU sequel debuted with $20.9 million in South Korea, a 78% leap from the original that almost eclipsed the $21.2 million the original earned in its entire theatrical run there. Blumhouse makes these movies for such a small budget that nearly anything makes money, but the box office on this one might make them scale back their Purge efforts.no, I'm just kidding. In three weeks, the dinosaur tentpole has earned $333.3 million in North America. Internationally, Incredibles 2 has made US$269 million.

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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. That apparently includes their box offices too. The Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin-led sequel picked up another $7.6 million, taking the domestic tally to $35 million. The documentary focusing on the life and career of Whitney Houston holds an A CinemaScore and a Rotten Tomatoes average of 90 percent. Highlights include an impressive $20.9 million opening in South Korea followed by Mexico ($6.7m), Indonesia ($5.6m), Russian Federation ($4.9m), Australia ($4.7m), Taiwan ($4.6m), Hong Kong ($3.6m), Brazil ($3.5m), Philippines ($3.1m), Malaysia ($3.0m), Thailand ($3.0m). Boots Riley's film brought in US$717,302 when it opened in 16 theatres.

Elsewhere, Focus Features' "Won't You Be My Neighbor" landed in the top 10 at the domestic box office again, drawing another $2.6 million when it expanded to 893 locations.

The 2018 box office, which just hit US$6.5 billion, is up 9 per cent from previous year, according to ComScore.

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