Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide
The Walt Disney Company currently claim to 5 of the 7 biggest openings this year, while superheroes in general continue their domination at the Y 2018 box office.
The weekend take for Incredibles 2 was an estimated $29-M, putting the family film ahead of Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Abroad, Incredibles 2 added $35.7-M from 39 markets for a foreign take of $268.4-M and $772.7-M worldwide.
Jurassic World 2 followed at # 3 domestically with $28.6-M for a total of $333.3-M. Offshore, it earned another $26.7-M for a foreign take of $725.3-M and a global box office of $1.058-B.
Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Blumhouse’s The First Purge followed in 4th place domestically with $17.2-M for a 5-day debut of $31.1-M. The film received a B- CinemaScore.
New offerings at the specialty box office
Annapurna’s dramedy Sorry to Bother You, an urban drama about a black telemarketer in Oakland who adopts a White accent. The film debuted to $717,000 for a screen average of $44,831, the best average of the weekend and among the best of the year to date for a limited release.
Documentaries continued to make headlines at the US box office, where filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney Houston doc Whitney opened to $1.2-M from 454 theaters following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film earned an A CinemaScore and appealed to females (65%), as well as to African-Americans (72%).
Whitney placed #12, while Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which expanded into a total of 893 theaters, earned a stellar $2.6-M for a domestic box office of $12.4-M and came in at #9. From Focus Features, the film about the late children’s TV personality became the Top-grossing documentary YTD.
Have some fun, see a movie this week,
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