Ant-Man and the Wasp may have leveled off a bit in its North American box-office debut, but it had no trouble crushing the competition over the weekend with $76 million — or coming in 33 percent ahead of the first Ant-Man as Disney and Marvel Studios cement the standing of another stand-alone franchise.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and flew into theaters following the staggering success of fellow Marvel titles Avengers: Infinity War earlier this summer and Black Panther in February. Ant-Man and the Wasp boasts an 87 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned an A- CinemaScore from audiences. Still, it is a smaller property in the Marvel stable.
The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, July 8, are as follows:
|#||Title||Distributor Name||Weekend Total||# of Locs||Loc Avg||Cume Total|
|1||Ant-Man And The Wasp||Disney||$76,030,000||4,206||$18,077||$76,030,000|
|3||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||Universal||$28,585,000||4,349||$6,573||$333,342,665|
|4||First Purge, The||Universal||$17,150,000||3,031||$5,658||$31,055,945|
|5||Sicario: Day Of The Soldado||Sony||$7,300,000||3,055||$2,390||$35,302,070|
|7||Ocean’s 8||Warner Bros.||$5,285,000||2,604||$2,030||$126,751,228|
|9||Won’t You Be My Neighbor?||Focus Features||$2,590,000||893||$2,900||$12,381,727|
|10||Deadpool 2||20th Century Fox||$1,675,000||1,267||$1,322||$314,546,400|
|12||Sanju||Fox International Productions||$1,240,000||359||$3,454||$5,954,325|