Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Ant-Man 2 Box Office Slows Down

Ant-Man 2 Box Office Slows Down

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.

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. Between the billion dollar grossing tallies for Infinity War and Marvel's Black Panther, plus the impressive $727 million worldwide total now posted by Fox's Deadpool 2, superhero movies have made up 57 percent of the total box office in 2018.

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

Heroes come in all sizes, according to the marketing for the original Ant-Man movie. The global opening marks a strong 45% increase over the worldwide debut of Ant-Man, and it managed to put up these solid numbers without the help of a release in China, the second largest box office market in the world. Across 20 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought in US$17 billion globally. The new film also beat out Ant-Man's original box office debut back in 2015, where it earned $57 million. "We continue to be amazed by what Kevin Feige and the team do with these films". Internationally, "Incredibles 2" has made $269 million. Brazil's box office numbers were lower than average, which can be linked to the country's performance in the World Cup.

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Coming in third is Universal and Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which brought in an estimated $28.5 million for the three-day weekend and has now pushed its domestic cume to $333.3 million as it begins its third week in release. 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.

The sequel had the biggest debut in Korea with $20.9 million, followed by Mexico with $6.7 million, and Indonesia with $5.6 million. Sorry to Bother You also opened this weekend and earned over $717 thousand, giving it the 16th spot. Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, and Omari Hardwick round out the cast.

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

The 2018 box office, which just hit $6.5 billion, is up 9 percent from past year, according to ComScore.

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