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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens to $76.5m in North America

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Ant-Man and the wasp

It’s a little over a month to go until Ant-Man and The Wasp arrives here in the UK. But in the meantime the film has just completed its first weekend at the North American box office.

Heading in to the weekend predictions put the film anywhere from $70m-80m. Following a successful Thursday night preview gross of $11m those expectations were raised. With the film following a similar pattern to other Marvel sequels expectations rose closer to the $95m mark.

Thursday led in to a $33m Friday. The film fell around 30% on Saturday to make a further $23.6m. Whilst a further fall of 21% led to an $18.6m Saturday. The total weekend gross is estimated at $76.5m with final figures due later today.

Though disappointing that is still a 30%+ improvement on the first Ant-Man movie. It is also in line with some of the other ‘first sequels’ from Marvel.

Have you seen the film yet? What did you think?

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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