Comic-book movies continue to reign supreme as Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp flew over the competition at the weekend box office. Disney dominance spread further as another sequel under the Mouse House umbrella, Pixar’s The Incredibles 2, passed a major milestone.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their roles as and in Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively, and drew in approximately $76 million over the three-day weekend frame. The opening is around $19 million more than the original Ant-Man, but well under the $122.7 million opening Thor: Ragnarok enjoyed last fall.
Throw in another $161 million from overseas business and Ant-Man and the Wasp will cross $250 million by mid-week.
The Incredibles 2 continues to live up to its name with a $29 million second place finish. Since its release, Incredibles 2 has blown past the all-time domestic box office record for an animated film and just passed $500 million domestically to reach $504 million and counting.
Inevitably Incredibles 2 will move into the all-time top 10 box office earners list as it sits just behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in the 11 spot.
Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom predictably landed in third place by tacking on another $28.5 million to its $333.3 million domestic gross. Worldwide ticket sales now stand at $1.058 billion as the dinosaur juggernaut shrugs off mixed reviews to stomp further into profits.
Another Universal flick, The First Purge, landed in fourth place with $17.1 million for the weekend and $31 million since its July 4th release. The Blumhouse production was made for only $13 million so it’s already into celebration territory.
Sony’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado completes the top five with $7.3 million during its second weekend of release and a $35.3 tally to date. Expect the sequel, which dipped a rough 62% week-over-week, to quickly find its way to home video.
Sony’s sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Dwayne Johnson’s PG-13 rated action/thriller Skyscraper will battle it out for family box office dollars next weekend.