SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS descends upon theatres in victorious form, taking the #1 spot at the Box Office in its debut with $30 million this weekend from 4,071 theates for Warner Bros. It gets 54% on the Tomatometer, falling short of the 90% score its Predecessor got in 2019, opening with $53 million.
SCREAM VI slips to second spot but is still going strong with $18 million from 3,676 theatres for Paramount Pictures, a two-week total of $76.5 million.
Third goes to CREED III with $15.8 million for United Artists Releasing/Warner Bros. It has made $128.1 million over its three weeks of release.
65 is fourth with $5.5 million from 3,405 theatres for Sony Pictures, a two week take of $22.1 million
ANT-MAN & THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA rounds this Top Five out with $4.7 million, a total $206.4 million over five weeks for Disney/Marvel.
SCREAM VI makes some noise in its debut with $42 million from 3,675 theatres for Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media. This latest installment, a first without Neve Campbell, gets 76% on the Tomatometer from Critics. This marks a best for the Franchise, besting 2022’s SCREAM, which opened with $30 million just as theatres were just re-opening during Covid-19, and also a $34 million openings for SCREAM 3 back in 2000.
CREED III is still fighting in its second week with $24 million from 4,007 theatres, a tally of $102 million in North America for Warner Bros.
65 starring Adam Driver, opens in third with $10 million from 3,405 theatres for Sony Pictures. It gets 36% on the Tomatometer.
Fourth goes to ANT-MAN & THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA with $7.3 million for Marvel/Disney, so very close to the $200 million-mark domestically.
Fifth is COCAINE BEAR with $6.3 million for Universal Pictures, a run of $51.9 million.
CREED III sets a Franchise record opening to the tune of $55.1 million from 4,007 theatres for MGM/Warner Bros. The directorial debut from Michael B. Jordan gets 87% on the Tomatometer. 2019’s CREED II previously had the best opening of the would-be trilogy with a $35 million opening. MGM last year was acquired by Amazon Studios/Prime Video, so this is a big win in the theatrical market for them.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA is in second this weekend with $13.3 million from 3,825 theatres, taking its run to $187.6 million in North America for Disney/Marvel.
Third is COCAINE BEAR with $10.8 million week two from 3,571 theatres bringing it to $41 million for Universal Pictures.
In fourth DEMON SLAYER AND THE SWORDSMITH VILLAGE with $10.7 million in its opening from 1,780 theatres for Crunchyroll.
JESUS REVOLUTION caps-off the Top Five with $10.3 million for Liosngate/Cineplex Pictures, a two week tally of $31 million.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA retains the top spot at the Box Office this weekend with $30 million from 4,345 theatres for Marvel and Disney. Over two weekends, it has brought in $165 million in North America.
In second is a very solid debut COCAINE BEAR with $20 million from 3,534 theatres for Universal Pictures. Response has been great for this latest effort from Actor-turned-Director Elizabeth Banks, with a 71% on the Tomatometer. This is the second consecutive Horror hit from the studio, following big numbers for M3GAN.
Third is faith film JESUS REVOLUTION starring Kelsey Grammer with $13.5 million from 2,475 theatres for Lionsgate. It gets 51% on the Tomatometer.
Fourth is AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER with $4.2 million for 20th Century Studios, a total run of $664 million domestically.
Capping-off the Top Five is PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH with $4.1 million for Universal Pictures, a tally of $173 million.
Marvel‘s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA debuts huge this weekend with $100 million domestically from 4,345 theatres. Though Critics weren’t in love with this first installment in the fifth phase of the MCU with 49% on the Tomatometer, that certainly isn’t stopping fans from showing their love and of the three Ant-Man films, this one comes out on-top for best opening, topping 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp’s $75 million bow.
Second goes to AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER with $6.3 million from 2,675 theatres for 20th Century Studios. Its ten week run takes it to $657 million domestically.
Third is PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH with $5.5 million from 3,012 theatres for Universal Pictures. Its run now is brought to $167.9 million over nine weeks.
Landing in fourth is MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE with $5.6 million for Warner Bros. It is brought to $19 million in its second weekend out.
Rounding-out the Top Five is 80 FOR BRADY with $3.7 million, a tally of $33 million for Paramount Pictures.
Her star is rising fast, but Kathryn Newton actually has been hard at work for quite some time. Landing memorable roles in prolific titles like Big Little Lies, Freaky, Pokémon Detective Pikachu and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, she now is ready to be seen in her biggest production yet.
Hailing from Miami, the Actress makes her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Cassie Lang, taking us into this fifth phase of the Franchise as the daughter of Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).Newton returned to Toronto for the Canadian Premiere of Marvel’s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA as the red carpet was rolled-out at Varsity Cinemas.
The Blockbuster sees Scott and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), along with their families, exploring the Quantum Realm, where they are pushed to their limits, finding themselves up against Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). It focuses of themes of family, reconciliation and truth, and is being touted as the most relatable and vulnerable entry into the MCU yet.
We’re so thrilled to have chat with Newton about her impressions of the City, her amazing fashion and what to expect of her character Cassie Lang. She also just celebrated her birthday!
We ask Newton about her thoughts on Toronto, this her first time back since 2018 when she was here at TIFF for Ben is Back. We learned on this whirlwind Press Tour she actually got very little sleep, flying-in on a red-eye flight.
Newton: “It’s so cold. I don’t remember it being this cold last time I was here. But I’m really excited to be here. I think it’s a little overwhelming that it’s me here for the Movie and I’m in it. And I really don’t want to just let it rush by.”.
The effervescent starhas opted for equally bold, bright colours in her fashion on this Press Tour. We ask her about her inspiration.
Newton: “I’m from Miami so I’ve always been a little extra. I’m always gonna do the thing that’s risky or just a little too much. They tried getting me to wear pants to this. I’m like, this is Ant-Man. I’m never gonna wear pants.”.
Though Cassie Lang has been played by other Actresses as the character has been explored in her younger years prior, this is Newton‘s actual debut in the MCU. She tells us about her characterand how this iteration is diffferent from any other.
Newton: “Well, you’re gonna meet a new girl. We’ve seen versions of Cassie in the past, but we’ve never seen her like this. It’s continuing a legacy of Cassie Lang that fans already love so much and we thought about the fans every single day. You’re gonna meet someone who has a really big heart and cares a lot about other people, but doesn’t really know what her power is and kinda trips allover herself and is kind of a dork and a mess. She’s really a lot like me. That impatience gets her into a lot of trouble.”.
She also tells us about the most difficult thing about working with MCU veteran Paul Rudd, who plays her father, who is looking to repair his relationship with her.
Newton: “Yeah, it was really difficult because I couldn’t get through a single scene. I was laughing and smiling the whole time on the Movie!”.
Watch a Reel of highlights below:
Snaps from the night, including that gorgeous dress Newton wore:
We’re about to enter Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the release of ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA takes us into the Quantum Realm! With themes of family, vulnerability, this just might be the most relatable installment in the MCU yet.
Secrets are uncovered and those surrounding Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) are forced to confront the truth. Peyton Reed directs, while Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard produce.
Joining us on the global Press Conference, moderated by star Randall Park, were:
Paul Rudd- Scott Lang
Evangeline Lilly – Hope Van Dyne
Jonathan Majors – Kang the Conqueror
Kathryn Newton – Cassie Lang
Michelle Pfeiffer – Janet Van Dyne
Michael Douglas – Hank Pym
Peyton Reed – Director
Kevin Feige – Producer
Stephen Broussand – Producer
Jeff Loveness – Writer
Director Peyton Reed is asked what the signature is for these Ant-Man movies.
Reed: “The Ant-man movies have always been about family. It’s a generational story about a family of heroes. Scott Lang is getting sucked-into this world and Hope Van Dyne who is the legacied daughter of superheroes. It’s this generational thing. So young Cassie Lang is probably Scott‘s biggest motivational factor. Time with is daughter – he wants to be a the hero obviously, but it’s really about work-life balance and finding time with his daughter. We continue story of this family. We broaden that story and start to talk about the secrets that family members keep from each other. From the beginning we find out maybe Janet hasn’t told the family about her 30 years in the Quantum Realm, maybe Hope and Hank haven’t told Scott what they’re working on with Cassie in the basement and Cassie hasn’t told her dad about her time spent in jail. Everyone keep secrets from Scott at the beginning of the Movie and suddently we’re thrurst into Quantum Realm and have to face this.”.
Paul Rudd talks about reprising this fan-favourite role.
Rudd: “I think that he really does want to be a dad and I think that’s his main focus, so he’s always had a love-hate relationship with it, I think. I feel he’s now accepted it and he’s happy most of it is in the rear-view mirror and now we can have normal life and spend time together. Doesn’t last as long as he thought that it would. He’s grown a lot over the course of the movies in nine years. He’s just a regular guy, regular job, brought into group with no innate super abilities but went up and fought Thanos. He’s experienced a thing or two and he’s accepted who he is.”.
“I wouldn’t say is taking a victory lap others but others might say that, he’s written a book – a bit of Memoir and explaining everything going on in life and his experience with Avengers. He’s ready to have some time and be a normal dad. There’s some issues there as we missed out on a lot and I want to recapture some of those years. Cassie is older and has ideas of her own. We’re trying to grapple with all of that.”.
Evangeline Lilly talks to what Hope Van Dyne is up to.
Lilly: “Hope started the first Ant-Man film a very cold, detached isolaled woman. She didn’t have a lot of relationships in her life, a lot of broken relationships . Over course of three films, I’ve had this incredible arc to be able to play where she has in that time, repaired her relationship with her father, reuinted with her long-lost mother and fallen in love with Scott and she’s become a stepmom to Cassie. Life is full of love. She’s a blossomed version of the woman we met. She’s thriving, taking that love and trying to do right in the world and fix massive issues and she’s doing it with success. Then there’s this missing piece where she’d always fantasized about her mother coming home one day when she was eight years old. And she really keeps hope on the outside. And that’s a wound that’s festering at the beginning of the Film.
Kevin Feige is asked what the Quantum Realm is:
Feige: “We first saw it in first Ant-Man film. This was an idea Paul had early on, ‘What if we explore this idea of Quantum Mechanics’?. Things act very different at a quantum level and Paul was talking about all the storytelling and the imagination you can have there. The first film is the origins story and at the end of it, we got a taste of it. That led to where we took it in Endgame. It’s a place at the subatomic level where space and time act differently. It allows us to time travel and have this entire manic quantumness in this Film which Janet had only seen before. There is an entire universe below surface where we meet fun, crazy characters.”.
Michael Douglas is asked about whatdraws audiences to the Ant-Man films.
Douglas: “I think the Ant-Man pictures refer to family a lot. There’s a certain vulnerability and a sense of humour that exists which is a pleasure. This is really joyful as i’m learning more about experience than I’ve known. There’s a fun element which seems to relate to all different ages. Someone like me, who’s mostly referenced to R-rated movies, this has been a pleasure having younger kids coming-up and enjoying it.”.
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about Janet Van Dyne‘s secrets and choices.
Pfeiffer: “After being reuinted with my husband Hank and daughter Hope after being rescued after 30 years in the Quantum Realm, she’s savouring this time together. She’s been decidedly so secretive about her time down there and not wanting to get into that until of course, we all find ourselves down in the parallel universe and world. She’s forced to come forth with the truth in a place where she’d hoped she’d never seee again. 30 years is a long time and people have needs, let’s not be judgmental. There’s lot of suprises for the family, for some more than others. Some choices are questionable. But they’re a very forgiving family. Her story is very much a part of the whole family secrets theme that runs through the Film.
Jonathan Majors talks about his villain Kang the Conqueror.
Majors: “Who’s Kang? That’s a question we will all be answering for a very long time. Quick answer, he’s a time-travelling super-villain who’s also a nexus being. There’s multple versions of Kang. They occupy different universes, mutli-verses and have different intentions. All different beings. There’s a through-line between them and that’s the Kang gene. In a nutshell, that’s all I got. Kang the Conqueror is stuck in the Quantum Realm and he has some issues with some variants he’s not about it. When he’s down there, he met Janet.”.
Kathryn Newton has dreamed of playing a superhero and gets her wish in ANT-MAN & THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
Newton: “Last night at the premiere, someone asked me what the first Marvel movie was that I saw. Iron-Man is what I said and that was the first one. I was eight. Since the first time I saw a Marvel movie, I wanted to be a superhero. That was my superlative in the yearbook. I really wanted to be a part of this. I went to the movies with my dad and really wanted to be a superhero. I told myself I wanted to be the biggest superhero of all time and it’s ironic Cassie grows 40 feet, which is proof dreams do come true.”.
Producer Stephen Broussand talks about the Freedom Fighters.
Broussand: ‘When we arrive in Quantum Realm, we get thrust into a battle because Kang the Conqueror has risen to power. We meet Freedom Fighters at the tip of the sphere fighting back. It was fun introducing new characters. We meet their leader Jentorra (Katie O’Brian), Quaz (William Jackson Harper) and DavidDastmalchian playing the Alien, Veb. They’re serious about defending territory and pushing back against everything they find themselves in. People are really going to enjoy meeting them.”.
Marvel Studios Canada release ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA in theatres February 17, 2023.
A new, action-packed trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” which opens in theatres Feb. 17, 2023, just debuted during tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Kicking off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fast-paced, big-screen adventure features the MCU’s most powerful villain to date: Kang the Conqueror.
Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a. and Stephen Broussard, p.g.a., “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy O’Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar. The sci-fi adventure opens in theatres on Feb. 17, 2023.
A new Speical Look has surfaced for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA! This just was presented at Brazil Comic Con!
Stars and filmmakers from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” ventured to São Paulo, Brazil today for Comic Con Experience 2022 (CCXP), building excitement for the feature film opening in theatres Feb. 17, 2023. Stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp) and Jonathan Majors (Kang) joined filmmakers Peyton Reed (director) and Kevin Feige (producer and president of Marvel Studios), sharing insights and sneak peeks of footage from the epic adventure. A special retrospective look at Ant-Man and the Wasp in their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—including footage from “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Ant-Man and The Wasp” and “Avengers: Endgame”—as well as a glimpse of the upcoming film—is now available to download and share.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Superhero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a. and Stephen Broussard, p.g.a., “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang. The sci-fi adventure opens in theatres on Feb. 17, 2023.
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A new Trailer has arrived for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. This installment arriving early 2023 sees Jonathan Majors join the Cast.
In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang. Director Peyton Reed returns to direct the film; Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard produce.
Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” hits the big screen on February 17, 2023.