Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, alongside Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp of Quantumanias.”
disney Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania grossed an estimated $104 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend.
The 31st Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has begun Phase 5 Building a 15-year franchise and establishing the following comprehensive franchises villain of the series — Kang (Jonathan Majors). The character first appeared in the Disney+ series Loki.
“Quantumanias” Domestic transportation was nearly double the first standalone Ant-Man movie released in 2015, making it the 31st consecutive MCU release to debut at number one at the domestic box office.
“Marvel was probably more under the microscope in the post-Endgame era than we’re accustomed to with some movies and streaming series that haven’t registered as well with critics and audiences as the brand is accustomed to. , this release is even more important because it promises to kickstart Phase 5,” said Shawn Robbins, Chief Analyst at BoxOffice.com.
“While some critics did not accept Ant-Man’s third entry, audiences still flocked to the film with more tickets sold in the opening weekend than any Ant-Man release before the film. ” he said.
Internationally, Quantumania earned $121 million, bringing the global estimate of the three-day spread to $225 million.
“The power of the Marvel brand to drive moviegoers into the multiplex is undeniable, and with the excitement surrounding Phase 5 of the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will rejuvenate enthusiasm for this new era. It’s become an essential viewing for all fans of the ongoing Marvel saga,” said Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscore.
According to data from EntTelligence, the film is expected to bring more than 7 million people to theaters this weekend.more than twice as much Sony’s “Uncharted” lured in last year’s President’s Day weekend.
Comscore’s Dergarabedian said: “‘Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania’ kicks off a solid movie-watching week, building momentum for a solid summer movie season.”
Additionally, 28% of ticket buyers chose premium format theaters, paying an average of $4.29 more per ticket.
Growing attendance and increased ticket purchases bode well for the entire cinema industry, which has been hard hit by the pandemic and is still recovering.
BoxOffice.com’s Robbins said: “After a temporary dip in big event releases following the holidays, January outperformed expectations, and this healthy result for Quantomania is a sign of a significant increase in high-profile theatrical content as March begins. pave the way for a successful recovery.”
“After all, 2023 is just the beginning, but so far it’s lived up to expectations as a year where theaters and studios can go wild.