“” has the tough job of following “ ” and “ ” at the 2018 box office. The “Ant-Man” sequel is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s not expected to be one of the major blockbusters of the franchise.
That said, early tracking suggests “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will substantially outpace the first movie in its opening weekend.
According to, the Paul Rudd/Evangeline Lilly sequel looks like it will make about $75 million at the domestic box office over the July 6-8 opening weekend.
“Ant-Man” opened toin 2015, for a total domestic box office intake of $180.2 million, plus just under $340 million overseas for of $519.3 million.
Although it’s good to see the sequel will apparently top the original,noted that it would make “Ant-Man and the Wasp” the first Marvel Studios movie since “ ” to post a domestic opening below $100 million.
That said, if “Ant-Man and the Wasp” gets a strong reaction from fans — and jumps ahead in time to include big hints on what’s ahead in “” and “ ” — it could be a giant surprise at the box office. Sometimes lower expectations help!
“Avengers: Infinity War” was always expected to crush at the box office, and it. It’s one of only four movies to have ever made that much money (not adjusting for inflation). “Avengers 4” is expected to make a similar killing, when it opens after “Captain Marvel” next spring.
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