It's also the lowest opening for a Marvel Studios sequel, but that's not necessarily a bad thing since the original opened to $57.2 million back in 2015. This marks the tenth time this year a film based on a Marvel comic character has topped the weekend box office.
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. On top of that, the rental numbers Ant-Man made were between $110-150 million in home entertainment sales and rentals worldwide.
The Incredibles 2 earned enough to score a second place spot at the box office this weekend, where it pulled in $29 million.
Hence why Ant-Man and the Wasp opening less like a box office event is slightly underwhelming, especially given that this was the superhero movie that was supposed to most get a boost from post-Avengers hype.
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After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain. The event took place in Las Vegas Sunday and was produced and aired live by The History Channel .
The sequel had the biggest debut in Korea with $20.9 million, followed by Mexico with $6.7 million, and Indonesia with $5.6 million.
Following a blockbuster Thursday night preview, the box office for Ant-Man and Wasp has slowed down a bit, but not with bad numbers by any means, as the movie still outperformed the first by 33%.
Internationally, after crossing $1 billion at the global box office on Friday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added an additional $27.6 million overseas this weekend, bringing the film's worldwide total to $725.3 million for a global cume totaling $1.058 billion.
Also in the top five is Sony's "Sicario: Day of the Soldado". All 20 films have opened No. 1 at the box office. It had no problem fending off the weekend's other major release, The First Purge. "It's the fourth in a franchise that they happen to keep very relevant", he said.
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The flick opened Thursday with $11.5 million - almost double that of the first movie - but its Friday, Saturday and Sunday numbers didn't hold as high, which basically means a lot of the hard core fans went to see it Thursday night.
It also speaks to audiences.
Internationally, The First Purge debuted in 26 markets with an estimated $10.9 million. This is a notably strong performance given the impact of England's World Cup Quarter-Final game.
New offering "The First Purge" launched overseas with $10.9 million in 26 markets, including $2.2 million in the United Kingdom and Ireland, $2.1 million in France, $1.5 million in Germany, and $1.1 million in Spain. Upcoming key markets include a July 20 release in Mexico, August 2 release in Russian Federation and a late, December 6 release in Brazil.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President , Moon Jae-in, jointly inaugurated Samsung's 35-acre plant in Noida today. A financing arrangement of $10 billion had been set by South Korea for infrastructure development in India, following the visit.