Ant-Man And The Wasp US box office down on expectations

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Also releasing this week, Universal and Blumhouse's The First Purge is the latest success in the now, four-film franchise, Roadside's documentary Whitney fell just shy of a spot in the weekend top ten and Annapurna's Sorry to Bother You was a smashing success in limited release. It's the first animated film to ever earn over $500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to pull off such a feat. 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.

Ant-Man and the Wasp raked in $76 million at the domestic box office, coming in under the projections that had it making more than Doctor Strange's opening weekend of $85 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.

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Overall, expectations are high for Ant-Man And The Wasp, which is amazingly the third Marvel Studios release in 2018 (though it is also the last). Will "Ant-Man and the Wasp" break through at the Oscars?

Praise seems to be strong for Ant-Man and the Wasp, which holds a promising 86 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. That could make it hard to surpass the $180 million domestic run of the original Ant-Man, which had some impressive legs, but only time will tell. However, that's still 33% bigger than Ant-Man's $57.2 million opening back in 2015. Over the next few weeks, rollout continues in Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Germany.

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. France quickly ranks as the sixth largest market for Incredibles 2 behind China ($48.7m), Mexico ($33.8m), Australia ($24.6m), Brazil ($15.4m) and Russian Federation ($14.3m).

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Overseas, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" collected $85 million, bringing the worldwide opening to $161 million.

Rounding out the top five were Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The First Purge, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which earned $28.5 million, $17.1 million, and $7.3 million, respectively. The studio has had a string of box office hits in 2018 with "Avengers: Infinity War" racking up over $2 billion and counting, and "Black Panther" passing $1.3 billion globally. 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.

In fourth we find Universal and Blumhouse's The First Purge, which debuted on Wednesday and finished with an estimated $17.1 million for the three-day for a five-day opening totaling $31 million.

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