#BOXOFFICE: “ANT-MAN” SMALL IN SIZE, BIG IN NUMBERS
Small in size, big in numbers! ANT-MAN AND THE WASP flies in its debut, taking an impressive $82.4 million from 4,206 theatres for Marvel/Disney. By contrast, its 2015 predecessor pulled-in $57 million in its opening. It gets 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. A very Sequel/Franchise-heavy Top Three we have this weekend.
INCREDIBLES 2 pulls-in $31.9 million it its fourth week out, landing in second this weekend. In total it has grossed $507 million domestically for Disney/Pixar.
In third is JURASSIC WORLD with $31.3 million from 4,349 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over three weeks, it has made $336 million.
THE FIRST PURGE earns $18.5 million in its opening for Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions. It has made $32.4 million since its Wednesday opening. The Franchise Prequel gets 52% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR continues to do well in limited release, with $2.6 million, now playing at 893 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It has made $12.4 million in its run and it is seen as an Awards Season contender.
DEADPOOL 2 earns $1.8 million in its eighth week out for 20th Century Fox, a total $314 million grossed to date.