LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Another week and yet another superhero movie. This time, it’s Marvel-Disney’s Ant-Man And The Wasp topping the box office.
In its debut week, the film racked up $76.0M in North America, and $161.0M despite concerns that a heatwave gripping much of North America might deter fans from turning out at the box office.
Directed by Peyton Reed, ‘Ant-Man’ stars Paul Rudd in its titular role, with Evangeline Lilly as Janet “The Wasp” Van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
While not one of Disney-Marvel’s top-shelf products, the film fared reasonably well for its debut, and recouped its production budget on its opening weekend. The weekend’s results pushed the gross cumulative take for all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 20 films north of $17 billion, making Diseny’s $4.2bn acquisition of the Marvel brand and its IP in 2009 look like a stroke of genius.
Other notable openings for the weekend included ‘Dying To Survive,’ a multi-studio Chinese comedy featuring first-time director Muye Wen. The film debuted to a $146 million opening worldwide.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 8, are below.
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $161.0M
Dying To Survive – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $146.0M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $64.7M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $56.2M
First Purge, The – Universal – $28.1M
Sanju – 20th Century Fox – $13.5M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $13.0M
Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Lionsgate – $10.3M
New Happy Dad and Son 3: Adventure in Russia – Wuzhou Film Distribution – $10.0M
Animal World – Multiple – $8.5M
Uncle Drew – Multiple – $6.9M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $6.0M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 8, are below.
Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $76.0M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $29.0M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $28.6M
First Purge, The – Universal – $17.1M
Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Sony – $7.3M
Uncle Drew – Lionsgate – $6.6M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $5.3M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $3.1M
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Focus Features – $2.6M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $1.7M
Whitney – Roadside Attractions – $1.3M
Sanju – Fox International Productions – $1.2M