Ant-Man Mitchell Carson

It's the first animated film to ever earn over $500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to pull off such a feat.

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.

One interesting caveat to the film's domestic performance, however, is just how big the film's Friday was compared to the rest of the weekend.


Be that as it may, it makes Ant-Man and the Wasp's slightly disappointing opening... well, disappointing.

Heroes come in all sizes, according to the marketing for the original Ant-Man movie. While the gender demographics are relatively similar to the first Ant-Man, the audience for the sequel did skew a bit older, as 48% of the overall audience for the first film was age 25 or older. That could make it hard to surpass the $180 million domestic run of the original Ant-Man, which had some impressive legs, but only time will tell.

That is a robust 33% jump from the debut of the original "Ant-Man", which opened to $57 million and went on to collect $180 million at the domestic box office in July 2015. Highlights include an impressive $20.9 million opening in South Korea followed by Mexico ($6.7m), Indonesia ($5.6m), Russian Federation ($4.9m), Australia ($4.7m), Taiwan ($4.6m), Hong Kong ($3.6m), Brazil ($3.5m), Philippines ($3.1m), Malaysia ($3.0m), Thailand ($3.0m). Incredibles 2 has yet to open in Japan, Spain, Italy, Germany and South Korea.


Elsewhere, Focus Features' Won't You Be My Neighbour landed in the top 10 at the domestic box office again, drawing another US$2.6 million when it expanded to 893 locations. The dinosaur blockbuster, which just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, has earned $725 million from overseas alone. France quickly ranks as the sixth largest market for Incredibles 2 behind China ($48.7m), Mexico ($33.8m), Australia ($24.6m), Brazil ($15.4m) and Russian Federation ($14.3m).

Globally, Ant-Man and the Wasp debuted with $85 million from international markets, giving the sequel a worldwide opening of $161 million, adding to the $17 billion global haul of all the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As for The First Purge, which is the fourth outing in the franchise, the film took in $17.2 million over the weekend, bringing its five day total - as the film opened on July 4th - to $31.1 million. If the film continues along its current trajectory it should easily break $200 million domestically, and enter the top five or six box offices of the year.


Universal and Blumhouse's "The First Purge" debuted on Independence Day, getting a head start on the weekend.

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