Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Really Big Opening Weekend

Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Really Big Opening Weekend

Ant-Man and the Wasp received a "A-"CinemaScore from opening weekend audiences, just a notch down from the "A" for Ant-Man, and 55% of the overall audience was male while 58% of the overall audience was over the age of 25".

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.

New offering "The First Purge" launched overseas with $10.9 million in 26 markets, including $2.2 million in the United Kingdom and Ireland, $2.1 million in France, $1.5 million in Germany, and $1.1 million in Spain.

Jim Orr, Universal's president of domestic distribution, praised DeMonaco and Blumhouse for the strong opening.

Also in the top five is Sony's "Sicario: Day of the Soldado". "The Purge franchise continually comments on issues that are current in society, obviously through a kind of dark and distorted lens". But whether due to travel- or weather-related reasons, nationwide ticket sales were unexpectedly soft on Saturday.

As we enter the second half of the year, and the 27th weekend of 2018, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now claimed the #1 spot at the weekend box office nine times. Upcoming key markets include a July 20 release in Mexico, August 2 release in Russian Federation and a late, December 6 release in Brazil.

Avengers: Infinity War dropped from twelfth place to fifteen place at the U.S. box office.

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Universal and Amblin Entertainment's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" scored $27.6 million from 86 worldwide territories. Disney's "Incredibles 2" passed "Finding Dory" to become Pixar's top-grossing film domestically, not accounting for inflation.

Finally, big ups to Won't You Be My Neighbor? The blockbusters earned $29 million and $28.6 million respectively this weekend. It's the first animated film to ever surpass $500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to do so.

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.

Movie theaters in China were packed by a based-on-a-true-story black comedy about a man who becomes a savior to leukemia patients by smuggling cheaper generic drugs from India. As it stands, the film is now looking at a $161 million global opening.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

Internationally, Incredibles 2 debuted in France this weekend with an estimated $10.6 million (including previews). Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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