'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marks Marvel's 20th straight No. 1 opening


Following a blockbuster Thursday night preview, the box office for Ant-Man and Wasp has slowed down a bit, but not with bad numbers by any means, as the movie still outperformed the first by 33%.

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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. On the other hand, Ant-Man opened in 2015 at $57 million.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp's Friday gross accounted for 44.5% of its overall weekend gross, that's the largest in MCU history, ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron (44.1%) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (43.39%).

Heroes come in all sizes, according to the marketing for the original Ant-Man movie. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel project featuring a female superhero's name in the title and female superhero in a lead role. CinemaScore gave Ant-Man and the Wasp an A- and Rotten Tomatoes now has the movie at an 86 percent Fresh Rating. Globally, the film, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, has amassed $161 million.

Internationally, after crossing $1 billion at the global box office on Friday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added an additional $27.6 million overseas this weekend, bringing the film's worldwide total to $725.3 million for a global cume totaling $1.058 billion. In three weeks, the dinosaur tentpole has earned US$333.3 million in North America. It's the first animated film to ever surpass $500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to do so. Finally, Deadpool 2 took the 10th spot this weekend with an additional $1.6 million, bringing the grand total to $727.7 million globally.

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Universal and Amblin Entertainment's "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" scored $27.6 million from 86 global territories. The sequel made $5 million this weekend in China, taking its tally there to $250 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.

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.

The 2018 box office, which just hit US$6.5 billion, is up 9 per cent from previous year, according to ComScore.

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