‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Opens With $76M
No stopping Ant-Man this Weekend
Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp 2” hit movie theaters across the country this weekend, taking over the charts and claiming the top-spot for Disney once again. While Ant-Man had an easy win this week, next weekend the film will have to battle “Hotel Transylvania 3” and Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper”.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” had a $76M opening this week, hitting 4,206 locations nationwide. The original “Ant-Man” hit theaters back in 2015, that installment had a $57M opening before going on to make $519M worldwide. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” was directed by Peyton Reed, the film stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
Disney also took second-place with “Incredibles 2,” the animated-comedy made another $29M this weekend to raise the film’s four-week domestic total to just over $504M. “Incredibles 2” was written and directed by Brad Bird, the film features the voice-talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Sarah Vowell.
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” fell to third-place this week but the film still managed to bring in over $28M domestically. The popular dino follow-up has now made over $333M domestically in just three-weeks. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was directed by J.A. Bayona, the film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin, and Toby Jones.
“The First Purge” made $17M this week, after opening on July 4th, which was enough for fourth-place overall on the domestic charts. The first installment of “The Purge” franchise opened back in 2013, it was written and directed by James DeMonaco and featured Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. The original film had a $34M debut before going on to make $89M worldwide. The studio moved the franchise from June to July in 2014 and DeMonaco returned to the franchise to direct “The Purge: Anarchy,” which had a $29M opening and grossed almost $112M worldwide. The third film continued the upward trend, James DeMonaco returned to direct “The Purge: Election Year” and the film made $31M over the July 1st weekend before finishing in theaters with $118M.
“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” took fifth-place overall with $7M across 3,055 locations. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” was directed by Stefano Sollima, the film stars Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabela Moner.