Ant-Man and the Wasp lands another success for Marvel

Ant-Man and the Wasp lands another success for Marvel

Ant-Man and the Wasp lands another success for Marvel

(In 2015, Ant-Man took in $6.4 million on its Thursday, $22.6 million on its Friday, and a total $57.2 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.) Sounds like some sequels truly are better than the original, huh? The latest box office figures show it opened in 4,206 theaters in the United States and Canada and collected $76 million in ticket sales, easily beating out Incredibles 2 (in second place) and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom (in third place); The First Purge, which opened on Tuesday, brought in $17 million in ticket sales from 3,031 theaters. The MCU sequel debuted with $20.9 million in South Korea, a 78% leap from the original that almost eclipsed the $21.2 million the original earned in its entire theatrical run there. The film bows in India next week. Incredibles 2 made $29 million at the U.S. box office this weekend, bring its domestic box office total to $504 million. The most recent iteration was 2016's "The Purge: Election Year", which ended its theatrical run with $79 million domestically and $118.5 million worldwide.

"Incredibles 2" opened in France with $9.9 million, marking the second highest opening for a Pixar release behind "Finding Nemo". 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). Future openings include a July 18 release in France followed by Germany (7/26), United Kingdom (8/2), Italy (8/14) and Japan (8/31).

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. Overseas, the movie made $85 million, bringing its worldwide total to $161 million. Upcoming key markets include a July 20 release in Mexico, August 2 release in Russian Federation and a late, December 6 release in Brazil.

Internationally, The First Purge debuted in 26 markets with an estimated $10.9 million. In North America, the Universal and Blumhouse collaboration bowed with $17.2 million over the three-day period, bringing its worldwide total to $42 million. Overseas, Solo pulled in an additional $7 million, bringing it's global total to $169 million. The Warner Bros. film opened in Spain this weekend with $785,000 on 333 screens. (August 3), Italy (August 14), Portugal (August 15) and Japan (August 31), with the Chinese date still yet to be determined. Gerard McMurray directed the $13 million film, which was written and produced by James DeMonaco. Domestically, the Columbia Pictures and Black Label Media sequel has pocketed $35 million. Fellow Sony title, "Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado" collected $800,000 from 13 markets for an worldwide cume of $4.2 million.

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