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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $164,624,292Details
International Box Office $150,972,885Details
Worldwide Box Office $315,597,177
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Synopsis

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym 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.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$130,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 6th, 2018 (Wide) by Walt Disney
July 6th, 2018 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: July 3rd, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
July 5th, 2018 (Wide), released as ЧЕЛОВЕК-МУРАВЕЙ И ОСА (Russia (CIS))
July 6th, 2018 (Wide) (Argentina)
July 6th, 2018 (Wide), released as Ant-man And The Wasp (Australia)
July 6th, 2018 (Wide) (Brazil)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2532 (Cert #51623), 6/19/2018)
Running Time: 118 minutes
Franchise: Ant-Man
Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Tiny Worlds, Fugitive / On the Run, House Arrest, Father's Footsteps, Dysfunctional Family, Ensemble
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Marvel Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 88 $10,042,976 Jul 10, 2018 5
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 13 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 94 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top Action Weekend Domestic 48 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Weekend Domestic 37 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top Live Action Weekend Domestic 60 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top PG-13 Weekend Domestic 74 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Biggest Domestic Sequel Weekend 70 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top Super Hero Weekend Domestic 38 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Top Walt Disney Weekend Domestic 37 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 6 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 12 $77,633,026 Jul 6, 2018 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day) 6 $75,812,205 Jul 6, 2018 3
Independence Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 12 $77,633,026 Jul 6, 2018 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 84 44.5% Jul 6, 2018 3
Top 2018 Theater Average 28 $18,025 Jul 6, 2018 3
Widest Opening Weekend 44 4,206 Jul 6, 2018 3
Fastest to $50m 89 $57,280,454 Jul 7, 2018 2
Top Action Day Domestic 87 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1
Top Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Day Domestic 73 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1
Top Super Hero Day Domestic 74 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1
Top Walt Disney Day Domestic 75 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1
Biggest Domestic Friday 70 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1
Biggest Domestic July Day 25 $33,725,082 Jul 6, 2018 1

Lead Ensemble Members

   Scott Lang/Ant-Man
   Hope van Dyne/The Wasp
   Luis
   Sonny Burch
   Ava Starr/Ghost
   Janet van Dyne
   Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath
   Dr. Hank Pym

Supporting Cast

Judy Greer    Maggie Lang
Randall Park    Jimmy woo
Bobby Cannavale    Paxton
T.I. Tip Harris    Dave
David Dastmalchian    Kurt
Abby Ryder Fortson    Cassie
Michael Cerveris    Elihas Starr

Cameos

Stan Lee    Himself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Chris McKenna    Screenwriter
Erik Sommers    Screenwriter
Andrew Barrer    Screenwriter
Paul Rudd    Screenwriter
Gabriel Ferrari    Screenwriter
Stan Lee    Based on “Ant-Man and The Wasp” by
Larry Lieber    Based on “Ant-Man and The Wasp” by
Jack Kirby    Based on “Ant-Man and The Wasp” by
Kevin Feige    Producer
Dan Lebental    Editor
Christophe Beck    Composer
Dante Spinotti    Cinematographer
Igor Meglic    Second Unit Camera
Tom Johnson    Re-recording Mixer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Weekend Estimates: Equalizer more than Equals Mamma Mia

July 22nd, 2018

The Equalizer 2

In a shocking turn of events, The Equalizer 2 overtook Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! over the weekend with $35.83 million. This is better than predicted and is better than the original managed. Its reviews are not great, but it earned an A from CinemaScore and it is aimed at a more mature target audience, so it should have better than average legs. We will have a better picture this time next week. Internationally, the film managed $3.3 million on 704 screens in 11 markets, including $2.2 million in Australia. The film first didn’t do great internationally, so while this is a 30% improvement, it is still nothing special. More...

Friday Estimates: Mamma Mia is Here to Stay

July 21st, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! had a stellar opening earning $14.28 million on Friday, which is enough to put it on pace for nearly $40 million opening. That’s on the very high end of expectations and more than enough to be considered a hit. With strong reviews and an A minus from CinemaScore, the film should have good legs. It won’t have as good legs as the original did, but $100 million is an easy goal after this opening. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Mamma Mia have an Encore on Top?

July 19th, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

At the beginning of the month, I didn’t have relatively high hopes for this weekend; I thought it could put up a fight in the year-over-year comparison, but would ultimately lose. That has changed and not for the better. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is still widely expected to earn first place over the weekend, but it might not do well enough to finish with $100 million domestically. The Equalizer 2 won’t match its predecessor, not with the amount of action films struggling in theaters. Finally, Unfriended: Dark Web is opening in barely more than 1,500 theaters and it is going nowhere. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation should have a good hold, but I’m not sure about any of the rest. This weekend last year, Dunkirk opened with just over $50 million and five other films earned $10 million or more over the weekend. There’s no way 2018 will match that. I don’t even think it will be close. More...

International Box Office: Dying Slumps, Still Survives in Top Spot

July 18th, 2018

Dying to Survive

Dying to Survive remained in first place, both in its native China and on the international chart. It earned $69.29 million over the weekend for a total of $367.40 million after two full weeks of release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Vacation Boosts Transylvania’s Debut

July 17th, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The weekend wasn’t nearly as close as expected. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ran away at the box office, while fellow new release, Skyscraper, only managed third place. This did allow Ant-Man and the Wasp to earn second place during its second weekend of release. Overall, the box office fell 12% compared to last weekend, but it was 1.6% higher than the same weekend last year. Granted, this is not a high enough margin of victory to compensate for ticket price inflation, but 2018 has such a large lead that even a small victory like this is more than enough to feel good about the overall box office. Speaking of large leads, 2018’s lead over 2017 remains impressive at $550 million or 8.9% at $6.72 billion to $6.17 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Transylvania Triumphant, Skyscraper Sinks

July 15th, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

It was not a close race at the box office this weekend, as Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation topped expectations and Skyscraper did not. Transylvania 3 will open with a projected $44.1 million over the weekend for a total opening of $45.4 million, including June 30th’s special showings. This is average for the franchise, as is its reviews and A minus CinemaScore. The film will have no trouble earning enough to cover its $65 million production budget domestically. Meanwhile, the film opened with $46.4 million on 12,600 screens in 442 markets internationally, representing just under half of the total international marketplace. Its biggest market was Mexico, where it earned $8.6 million, while it was also impressive in Russia with $5.8 million. Its only holdover is Australia, where it added $2.4 million to its running tally, which sits at $10.2 million after three weeks of release. More...

Friday Estimates: Smooth Sailing for Transylvania, Skyscraper Burning Down

July 14th, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation easily won the box office race on Friday with $16.65 million during its opening day. This is a bit better than expected and puts it on pace for an opening weekend of $44 million, including special previews that took place June 30th. Its reviews are just below the overall positive level, while it managed an A minus from CinemaScore. That’s as low as a family film can go before it would hurt its legs. It should get to $100 million domestically without difficulty, but it won’t match the previous films in the franchise. It will break even and could even justify a fourth film. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Transylvania have a Buoyant Vacation? Or can Skyscraper Stand Tall?

July 12th, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

There should be a close race at the top of the box office this weekend, as both Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Skyscraper have a real shot at $40 million over the weekend. In fact, there’s a good chance both films will earn first place at least one day over the weekend. Meanwhile, Ant-Man and the Wasp will be pushed into third place, but will still be a solid box office performer. It’s this depth that is key, because the top two films from this weekend last year, War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming, both earned more than either of the two new releases this year are expected to earn. 2018 is weak at the top, but the depth gives the weekend a great shot at coming out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Sorry isn’t a Bother

July 12th, 2018

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You dominated the theater average chart this week with an average of $45,454 in 16 theaters. As I previously mentioned, this is the sixth-best opening average for a limited release this year. Ant-Man and the Wasp earned top spot on the weekend chart and second place here with an average of $18,025. Three Identical Strangers remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $13,427 in 51 theaters and should have no trouble expanding further. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda earned $12,827 in its lone theater, which is excellent for a documentary. Leave No Trace remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,892 in 37 theaters. It will continue to expand. More...

International Box Office: Dying Does More than Just Survive

July 11th, 2018

Dying to Survive

Dying to Survive opened in its native China with a stunning $152.73 million during its opening weekend for a nine-day debut of $201.56 million—enough for it to easily win the weekend at the international box office. This film is based on the real-life story of a cancer patient who smuggled cheap drugs from India to China. Since Indian films have found an audience in China, perhaps this is another step if forging connections between those two markets. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ant-Man Remains one of the Smaller MCU Hits

July 10th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The two biggest releases of the weekend couldn’t quite match expectations, while the two big holdovers weren’t able compensate, resulting in a rare loss for 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp still had an excellent opening with $75.81 million over the weekend, the seventh-best opening weekend of the year. The First Purge started out well on Wednesday, but slipped below the pace needed to match predictions by the weekend. That said, the overall weekend haul was still impressive at $188 million, which is 5.8% higher than last weekend. Granted, it is 8.7% lower than the same weekend last year, but Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117.03 million, so this is still a good result. Furthermore, 2018 remains ahead of 2017 by a substantial amount: $570 million, or 9.6%, at $6.47 billion to $5.90 billion. If the year ended with a lead of $570 million, we would be very happy. More...

Weekend Estimates: Ant-Man Shrank Over Saturday, Still Finishes Weekend with $76 million

July 8th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp did not have as good a Saturday as hoped, and this has left it with a projected $76.03 million over the weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. While, this is more or less in line with original predictions, it is lower than previews and Friday estimates suggested. Fortunately, with great reviews and an A minus from CinemaScore, it should have legs long enough to get to $200 million domestically, with a little help from the studio. This would be a little more than a 10% increase from the first Ant-Man. Internationally, the film opened with $85 million in 41 markets, including a monster opening in South Korea. The film managed $20.9 million debut there, including previews, which was 78% higher that the first film’s opening in that market. Overall, the film saw 45% growth internationally compared to just under 33% growth here. More...

Friday Estimates: Wasp Towers Above the Competition

July 7th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp dominated the box office on Friday with $33.80 million. This is about $1 million less than we would have liked to have seen after its Thursday previews, but still above our earlier prediction. Its reviews are 86% positive, and it earned an A minus from CinemaScore, which is good for a blockbuster, but I was expecting an A like the original Ant-Man earned and it is below average for the MCU. More...

Thursday Night Previews: The Wasp Stings Ant-Man

July 6th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp opened with $11.5 million during its midnight shows last night. That’s a huge increase from the $6.4 million the first Ant-Man earned during its previews. However, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a sequel, well, more of a sequel than Ant-Man was, so it very likely won’t have the same legs. Unfortunately, this is true of all of the best comparisons. Doctor Strange is the closest in terms of box office expectations, but it opened in November. Guardians of the Galaxy had a more similar release date, but its legs were unusually long and that would skew any calculation. Spider-Man: Homecoming opened this weekend last year, so it is an excellent comparison in that regard. It isn’t a direct sequel, but the character was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, so maybe it’s a little bit more of a sequel than the first Ant-Man was. If we assume the two films will have the same legs, then Ant-Man and the Wasp will open with about $87 million. This is better than our prediction and more than enough to be worth celebrating. Additionally, the film’s reviews have continued to improve and with a Tomatometer Score of 87% and an average score of 7 out of 10, it could have long legs over the weekend, at least when compared to most other similar releases. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Wasp Help Ant-Man Grow at the Box Office?

July 5th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

It’s technically the July 4th Weekend, although July 4th was yesterday. This is a good weekend to release a film and Ant-Man and the Wasp is looking to take advantage of the holiday. Meanwhile, The First Purge already started its run with $2.5 million in previews. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 will continue to be a major presence at the box office. This weekend last year, Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117.03 million. There’s no way Ant-Man and the Wasp is going to match that. It’s highly unlikely Ant-Man and the Wasp and The First Purge combined will match that. The depth this year is a little better, but I think 2018 will lose in the year-over-year comparison. Hopefully it will be close. More...

International Box Office: Fallen Remains Tops, but Ant-sized Competition Looms

July 4th, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained on top of the international chart for the fourth and final time. This past weekend, it earned $57.3 million in 68 markets for totals of $669.2 million internationally and $934.9 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend and has no major market opening next week as well, before closing out its international run in Japan on the 13th. The film’s biggest market of the weekend was China, where it earned $14.81 million on approximately 10,000 screens over the weekend for a three-week total of $230.67 million. More...

2018 Preview: July

July 1st, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

June was amazing, with two absolute monster hits and a solid $100 million hit. By the end of the month, 2018’s lead over 2017 will be well over $500 million, or close to 10%. Even if 2018 only managed to maintain this lead in terms of raw numbers for the rest of the year, it will be a massive jump at the box office. As for July, there are a couple of potential monster hits, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Mission: Impossible—Fallout, plus four potential $100 million hits. Last July, there was only one monster hit, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and three $100 million hits. I don’t think 2018 will match 2017 at the top, but 2018 appears to have more depth and that should put it a little ahead over the full month. More...

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer

May 1st, 2018

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/07/06 1 $75,812,205   4,206 $18,025   $75,812,205 1
2018/07/13 2 $29,097,859 -62% 4,206 $6,918   $133,083,084 2
2018/07/20 4 $16,126,000 -45% 3,778 $4,268   $164,624,292 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/07/06 1 $33,725,082   4,206 $8,018   $33,725,082 1
2018/07/07 1 $23,555,372 -30% 4,206 $5,600   $57,280,454 2
2018/07/08 1 $18,531,751 -21% 4,206 $4,406   $75,812,205 3
2018/07/09 1 $6,983,824 -62% 4,206 $1,660   $82,796,029 4
2018/07/10 1 $10,042,976 +44% 4,206 $2,388   $92,839,005 5
2018/07/11 1 $5,852,591 -42% 4,206 $1,391   $98,691,596 6
2018/07/12 1 $5,293,629 -10% 4,206 $1,259   $103,985,225 7
2018/07/13 3 $8,431,124 +59% 4,206 $2,005   $112,416,349 8
2018/07/14 2 $11,756,671 +39% 4,206 $2,795   $124,173,020 9
2018/07/15 2 $8,910,064 -24% 4,206 $2,118   $133,083,084 10
2018/07/16 2 $3,566,526 -60% 4,206 $848   $136,649,610 11
2018/07/17 2 $5,506,525 +54% 4,206 $1,309   $142,156,135 12
2018/07/18 2 $3,349,910 -39% 4,206 $796   $145,506,045 13
2018/07/19 2 $2,992,247 -11% 4,206 $711   $148,498,292 14
2018/07/20 4 $4,493,000 +50% 3,778 $1,189   $152,991,292 15
2018/07/21 - $6,634,000 +48% 3,778 $1,756   $159,625,292 16
2018/07/22 - $4,999,000 -25% 3,778 $1,323   $164,624,292 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/07/06 1 $103,985,225   4,206 $24,723   $103,985,225 1
2018/07/13 2 $44,513,067 -57% 4,206 $10,583   $148,498,292 2

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 7/6/2018 $1,031,384 0 0 0 $1,031,384 7/16/2018
Australia 7/6/2018 $4,315,049 613 613 1149 $9,694,494 7/16/2018
Brazil 7/6/2018 $3,545,626 0 0 0 $7,800,000 7/16/2018
Bulgaria 7/6/2018 $68,022 0 0 0 $74,032 7/10/2018
Czech Republic 7/6/2018 $327,132 131 131 131 $369,357 7/19/2018
Hong Kong 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $6,100,000 7/16/2018
India 7/13/2018 $3,800,000 0 0 0 $3,800,000 7/16/2018
Indonesia 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $9,000,000 7/16/2018
Malaysia 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $4,600,000 7/16/2018
Mexico 7/6/2018 $5,583,908 0 0 0 $11,500,000 7/16/2018
New Zealand 7/6/2018 $543,719 122 122 233 $1,242,298 7/16/2018
Philippines 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $4,800,000 7/16/2018
Russia (CIS) 7/5/2018 $5,356,980 1370 1370 2740 $9,400,000 7/16/2018
South Korea 7/3/2018 $15,293,936 1775 1775 3145 $38,684,071 7/22/2018
Spain 7/6/2018 $2,319,456 0 0 0 $4,300,000 7/16/2018
Taiwan 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $7,600,000 7/16/2018
Thailand 7/6/2018 $0 0 0 0 $4,300,000 7/16/2018
Turkey 7/6/2018 $447,421 655 655 1144 $984,074 7/19/2018
 
Rest of World $25,693,175
 
International Total$150,972,885 7/22/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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