‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Leads Global Box Office With Sizable $161 Million

Variety | 7/8/2018 | Rebecca Rubin
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Superheroes continue to dominate the summer box office.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” flew to a worldwide opening of $161 million, including $85 million internationally. In North America, the tentpole starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly earned $76 million, making it the 20th consecutive Marvel film to open No. 1 at the box office.

Sequel - Debut - Korea - Mexico - Indonesia

The sequel had the biggest debut in Korea with $20.9 million, followed by Mexico with $6.7 million, and Indonesia with $5.6 million. Other top territories were Russia ($4.9 million), Australia ($4.7 million), and Taiwan ($4.6 million). The film bows in India next week.

Another band of Spandexed protagonists are enjoying box office success. Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” picked up another $35.7 million overseas and $29 million domestically for a global weekend total of $64.7 million. In four weeks, the blockbuster has earned $772.2 million worldwide.

France - Opening - Pixar - Release - Finding

“Incredibles 2” opened in France with $9.9 million, marking the second highest opening for a Pixar release behind “Finding Nemo.” Top holdover markets include China ($48.7 million), Mexico ($33.8 million), Australia ($24.6 million), and Brazil ($15.4 million). The film launches next in the U.K. and Poland. Over the next few weeks, rollout continues in Korea, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Germany.

Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” scored $27.6 million from 86 international territories. The dinosaur blockbuster, which just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, has earned $725 million from overseas alone. The sequel made $5 million...
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