Ant-Man and the Wasp Conquers the Weekend Box Office with $76M

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This marks the tenth time this year a film based on a Marvel comic character has topped the weekend box office.

Universal and Blumhouse's "The First Purge" debuted on Independence Day, getting a head start on the weekend.

And if you are among those who saw Ant-Man And The Wasp this weekend and loved it, we have a recommendation for you.

All thanks to an impressive debut pull of $76 million at the domestic box office, the Ant-Man sequel landed at the top spot among moviegoers, seeing an increase of 33% in comparison to the $57.32 million that the original film pulled in 2015.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp" squashed the competition at the domestic box office.

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Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 held tight to the 2nd spot, bringing in over $29 million, which brings the totals to $500 million domestically and $700 million worldwide. "Ocean's 8" releases in Italy on July 26 and lastly in Japan on August 10.

Looking ahead, should Ant-Man deliver on the average 2.75x multiplier for a film in the MCU we're looking at a domestic performance around $209 million or so while a performance on the lower end would be closer to $180 million.

While the global debut falls far short of many MCU sequels, Ant-Man and the Wasp has a more staggered release strategy than most, with the movie still slated to open in key worldwide territories later this month such as France (July 18), Germany (July 26), the United Kingdom. Internationally, "Incredibles 2" has made $269 million. France quickly ranks as the sixth largest market for Incredibles 2 behind China ($48.7m), Mexico ($33.8m), Australia ($24.6m), Brazil ($15.4m) and Russian Federation ($14.3m). If the film continues along its current trajectory it should easily break $200 million domestically, and enter the top five or six box offices of the year.

Elsewhere, Sony's Sicario: Day of the Soldado picked up another $7.3 million, taking the domestic tally to $35 million and rounding out the top 5. Things kicked off in February with Black Panther and continued on with the Infinity War installation, with each of those films bringing in nearly $700 million each at the domestic box office. Among opening weekend markets, the film delivered a #1 finish in the United Kingdom with an estimated $2.1 million, the highest opening for the franchise (including previews). Other openings include an estimated $2.1 million in France, $1.48 million in Germany and $1.14 million in Spain. The franchise has yet to open in Europe due to a desire not to compete with the World Cup, and when coupled with Asian markets, it is likely the less expensive superhero romp will still be able to round up a decent worldwide number.

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