“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is running low after a good start: In its second weekend, the blockbuster’s box office results fell 69.7 percent. The MCU Movie Breaks Even Harder Than “Batman V Superman”!
The weekend’s box office results have a few surprises in store, most notably the global box office slump for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. While the MCU’s Phase 5 prelude continues to hold pole position in many countries, sales in North America fell by a whopping 69.7 percent! This is the worst box office drop an MCU title has ever seen.
The previous leader was the Scarlett Johansson vehicle “Black Widow”, whose box office performance fell 67.8 percent after its opening weekend – but it should be noted here that the film was released during the corona pandemic and also on Disney + at the same time. released time.
“Ant Man 3” breaks down stronger than “Batman V Superman”
By the way, “Ant-Man 3” is not the MCU negative leader, but in general of all superhero movies that started with 100 million dollars or more in the first weekend. So far, “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” has led the way. The DC Comics adaptation saw a 69.1 percent drop due to poor reviews at the time!
By the way, “Thor: Love and Thunder” of the MCU movies has had the dubious honor of being one step ahead in this category. The Thunder God’s third solo outing fell a whopping 67.7 percent after a solid $144.2 million start.
“Ant Man 3” also loses significantly in China
But things aren’t looking good for “Ant Man 3” in other markets either. In China, now one of the most important markets for big Hollywood blockbusters, the sequel dropped to third place and only managed to gross $7 million – meaning that the box office results here lag far behind those of the first two “Ant Parts of Man”. Experts now estimate that the film will gross about $40 million in China.In comparison, “Ant Man” grossed about $105.4 million in 2015 and its sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp” grossed in 2018 nearly $121.2 million.
In total, the Ant-Man sequel has so far grossed nearly $167 million in the US market and about $363 million worldwide.
Is Marvel running low?
While the numbers raise questions, Disney’s box office decline shouldn’t cause too many headaches right now, after all, the mouse group has “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar 2: The Way Of Water” Thanks – dominated the US cinema charts for 14 of the last 16 weekends.
However, it’s still concerning when the much-hyped start in Phase 5 of the MCU runs out of breath after such a short time – after all, with Kang the Conqueror, the new villain is presented for the first time, who will make life miserable for the Marvel heroes in the coming years.
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