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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP tracking for $80m opening, now certified fresh

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Things are looking good for Ant-Man and The Wasp when it finally drops in North American cinemas on Thursday.

According to Variety the film is tracking for an opening weekend in the region of $70-$80m.

Though that figure seems fairly low for an MCU film, the original Ant-Man opened to a modest $57.2m back in 2015. That film went on to gross a much more impressive $519.3m worldwide.

The film has also been certified fresh on aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. The film currently holds an 85% fresh rating based on an average score of 6.9/10. Out of 91 featured reviews there are currently 77 positive and only 14 mixed-to-negative.

The first Ant-Man scored 82% fresh with an average score of 6.8/10. A remarkably similar score!

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas. The film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Judy Greer, Walton Goggins, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne and David Dastmalchian.

The film is directed by Payton Reed from a screenplay by Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari and Paul Rudd. The film hits cinema on July 6 in North America and August 3 in the UK.


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