Ant-Man isn’t Marvel’s smallest hero just because of his shrinking abilities. He’s also one of the lest profitable. Ant-Man has one of the lowest box office grosses out of the entire MCU, but it looks like the sequel has picked up the pace quite a bit.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opened this weekend to a $76 million domestic debut. While this is on the lower end of the $70 – $85 million prediction, it is 33% higher than its predecessor which opened to $57.2 million domestically back in 2015.
The sequel also brought in $85 million overseas, which brings the film to an impressive $161 global debut. This outpaces the original Ant-Man‘s international opening by 45%.
These numbers do seem a bit small for Disney, especially considering the last two Marvel movies, Black Panther and Infinity War, were two of the highest grossing movies of all time, but the money is certainly not below average for a movie of this size and is about on par with what they were expecting. They will certainly make a profit on the film, which will undoubtedly warrant a third installment.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters now.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his 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 the past.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglass, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Laurence Fishburne.