Box Office Report: Ant-Man And The Wasp Crushes The Competition In Theaters, Stands Alone At #1!

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Shout out to Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is the #1 movie in North America right now!

The Marvel Studios creation has taken in $76 million over the weekend at its box-office debut across the continent — this, according to THR, who reports the superhero flick has successfully crushed its stateside competition during one of the hottest weather weekends of the year!

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It wasn’t just stateside that the film did well, either; overseas, Ant-Man and the Wasp took in another $85 million (including a whopping $20.9 million in South Korea alone!) for a global total of $161 million for its first weekend out in theaters!

Not half bad!! Especially when you consider the original Ant-Man opened up to $57.2 domestically in 2015 — so things are definitely looking up for the folks at Marvel!

Even better, according to Disney, a full 45% of the audience for the movie sequel here was female!

That’s not typical for superhero fare, but Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff loved it (below):

“From a diversity perspective, [president] Kevin [Feige] and his team at Marvel have continued to play up all sorts of characters, and all different types of stories. The diversity in their filmmaking resonates with audiences. Ant-Man and the Wasp can’t be compared to The Avengers or a cultural phenomenon like Black Panther, and we are thrilled with where the film is.”


Elsewhere, The First Purge came in strong in its opening weekend, putting up a respectable $31 million from North American theaters.

And a favorite of ours, the new Whitney Houston documentary, brought in $1.3 million from a more specialized set of theaters that dotted the country this weekend.

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What about you, Perezcious readers?!

What did U go see in theaters this weekend??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Marvel.]

Jul 8, 2018 6:09pm PDT