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Antman & The Wasp - Domestic Box Office Now At $216 Million

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  • Antman & The Wasp - Domestic Box Office Now At $216 Million

    Got my ticket for first showing 630 pm tomorrow.

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    Ant-Man and the Wasp Buzzes to #1 While Incredibles 2 Tops $500 Million

    It's another Disney-led weekend as Ant-Man and the Wasp claims the weekend's #1 spot. This marks the tenth time this year a film based on a Marvel comic character has topped the weekend box office.

    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. The latest is this weekend's release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the 20th installment in the MCU, which debuted with an estimated $76 million over the three-day weekend, out-performing 2015's Ant-Man by nearly $20 million.

    One interesting caveat to the film's domestic performance, however, is just how big the film's Friday was compared to the rest of the weekend. Ant-Man and the Wasp's Friday gross accounted for 44.5% of its overall weekend gross, that's the largest in MCU history, ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron (44.1%) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (43.39%). However, before that's considered an issue, while Ultron only delivered a 2.4x multiplier, Homecoming delivered a 2.86x multiplier, the sixth best in the franchise, and the first Ant-Man enjoyed a healthy 3.15x multiplier. 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. While the gender demographics are relatively similar to the first Ant-Man, the audience for the sequel did skew a bit older, as 48% of the overall audience for the first film was age 25 or older.

    Looking ahead, should Ant-Man deliver on the average 2.75x multiplier for a film in the MCU we're looking at a domestic performance around $209 million or so while a performance on the lower end would be closer to $180 million.

    Internationally, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened in approximately 48% of the overseas marketplace and delivered an estimated $85 million for a $161 million global debut, approximately +45% ahead of the first Ant-Man. Highlights include an impressive $20.9 million opening in South Korea followed by Mexico ($6.7m), Indonesia ($5.6m), Russia ($4.9m), Australia ($4.7m), Taiwan ($4.6m), Hong Kong ($3.6m), Brazil ($3.5m), Philippines ($3.1m), Malaysia ($3.0m), Thailand ($3.0m). Future openings include a July 18 release in France followed by Germany (7/26), UK (8/2), Italy (8/14) and Japan (8/31).


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      Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Weekend Box Office While Skyscraper Struggles

      Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped a hefty 62%, the largest second weekend drop for a sequel within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The result is a second place finish with an estimated $29.1 million, bringing its ten-day total to $132.8 million. Ant-Man and the Wasp joins Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: The First Avenger as the only films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to not repeat at #1 over their second weekends at the box office. Internationally, the film added $35.3 million from 44 markets this weekend, pushing its global cume to $283.7 million.


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        Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped 45% in its third weekend in release as its domestic cume now stands just shy of $165 million. It also pulled in an estimated $21.6 million internationally for an overseas cume that is now just shy of $189 million and a global cume reaching $353.5 million. So far the film is open in just 56% of the international marketplace with openings in Germany, Austria and Hungary next weekend and openings in the UK (8/2), Italy (8/14) and Japan (8/31) next month.


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          Mission: Impossible - Fallout Debuts With Franchise Best, $61.5M Opening

          Elsewhere in the top ten, Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in an estimated $8.4 million, pushing the film's domestic cume to $183.2 million. The result pushes the film over Ant-Man ($180.2m) and Thor ($181m) to become the 16th largest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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            Crazy Rich Asians Dominates the Competition in Its Second Weekend

            One final note is the debut of Ant-Man and the Wasp in China where it brought in an estimated $68 million, the fourth largest opening for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the market. The performance pushes the film's global tally over $544 million. Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in Japan, its final major market, next weekend.