What We Learned From Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Sure, they may have some burning questions about it, but its success is confirmed by the box office numbers. Not only did Ant-Man And The Wasp debut this weekend with an impressive $76 million, but Incredibles 2 retained its number two spot at the box office, causing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to slip to number three after being at the number one spot for the last two weeks.

The flick opened Thursday with $11.5 million - almost double that of the first movie - but its Friday, Saturday and Sunday numbers didn't hold as high, which basically means a lot of the hard core fans went to see it Thursday night.

Ant-Man and the Wasp had a reported budget of $150 million and marketing costs are believed to be around $100 million, The movie needs about $500 million to cover expenses with everything above that being a bonus.

Cast member Paul Rudd at the premiere of the movie "Ant-Man and the Wasp" in Los Angeles June 25, 2018.

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"I think I do like that when we come back and do tell the next chapter of the Ant-Man and the Wasp story, it does give us room narratively to really develop their characters in a way that I think is definitely more challenging to do in the larger ensemble movies". Globally, the film, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, has amassed $161 million. Similar to Solo, Infinity War brought in just under $1 million, bringing its domestic box office total to $675 million.

Disney and Marvel seem to be on a role at the box office. In four weeks, the blockbuster has earned $772.2 million worldwide. It's the first animated film to ever surpass US$500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to do so.

Coming in third is Universal and Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which brought in an estimated $28.5 million for the three-day weekend and has now pushed its domestic cume to $333.3 million as it begins its third week in release. Internationally, Incredibles 2 has made US$269 million. Disney-Pixar's "Incredibles 2" picked up another $35.7 million overseas and $29 million domestically for a global weekend total of $64.7 million. Another debut for the weekend is Roadside Attractions and Miramax's Whitney, which brought in $1.3 million from 452 locations for the 11th spot on the list.

The movie takes place two years after Captain America: Civil War and a few days prior to the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

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