Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens with a series best
Marvel is proving that they have a winning brand, no matter word of mouth or critic reviews. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has opened with $106.1 million despite very mixed reviews. The film has only 47% from critics ad 84% from the audience as of writing this article. That’s some of the worst reviews for any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
The opening is the best of the trio of Ant-Man films. The original opened in 2015 with $57.2 million domestically and went on to earn $519.3 million worldwide. That’d be a $72.3 million opening and around $656 million in today’s dollars. The sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, opened with $75.8 million in 2018 and went on to gross $622.7 million. That would be $90.4 million and about $742.5 million in today’s dollars.
Internationally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania grossed $121.3 million for a worldwide debut of $225.3 million.
The film has a bit of a breather with competition with just Cocaine Bear opening on February 24 having any chance to topple the film next week, but it’d have to be one hell of a showing and drop. Creed III on March 3 will likely strike a knock out punch though trading one film starring Jonathan Majors for another film starring Jonathan Majors.
Avatar: The Way of Water remained in second place losing very little from the previous week. The movie grossed $6.1 million to bring its domestic total to $657.1 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $20 million to bring its international total to $1.586 billion. Worldwide the film has grossed $2.244 billion. It is now #9 for domestic gross passing Jurassic World. It’s about $14 million away from passing Titanic. Worldwide, the film is in third place, having passed Titanic. With $555 million between it and second place, it’s likely it’ll remain in third.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance didn’t last long with the film dropping to third place. While it was just a 35% drop, the film only grossed $5.4 million in its second week lifting its domestic gross to just under $18 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $9.2 million over the week to bring that to $19.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $38.5 million.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish improved a spot moving back into fourth place from last week’s fifth. It grossed $5.3 million to bring its domestic total to $166.1 million. Internationally, the film has grossed $255,572,000 for a worldwide total of $423.4 million.
Knock at the Cabin rounded out the top five with an estimated $3.9 million to bring its domestic gross to $30.4 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $3.6 million internationally for $16.9 million there and a worldwide total of $47.9 million.
In comic film news…
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond looks like it didn’t make any gains and the domestic total is steady at $1.6 million. Internationally, it gained about $100,000 to increase it to $9.9 million. The worldwide total is a bit over $11.5 million.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever grossed $34,000 to bring its domestic total to $453.7 million. Internationally, the film added about $2.1 million over the week to bring that to $401.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed over $855.2 million.
Black Adam‘s domestic gross looks like it hasn’t shifted and stands at $168.2 million. Over the week the international remained steady at $224.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed just under $393 million.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time looks to have ended its run. Domestically, it has grossed $810,744. Internationally, the film gained a little and is now just under $93 million for a worldwide gross of $93.8 million.
The week’s overall box office success…
Numbers have 55 films earning $145,008,410 from 34,169 theaters. That’s over double last weekend’s $52,627,515 from 35,391 theaters and 59 films. The average earning was $4,243.86 this past weekend, about triple the previous weekend’s $1,487.03.