ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Projecting For a $75 Million Domestic Opening Weekend

Back in the summer of 2015, a rather unknown (to the general audience) superhero movie opened in theaters. Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN had its share of production issues as writer and director Edgar Wright was fired from the movie weeks before filming was sent to begin. Wright had spent nearly a decade developing it, too. But to make a long story, and it is a familiar story to the hardcore fanbase, short... the production was delayed approximately two months for re-writes and the studio hired director Peyton Reed to helm the film.

ANT-MAN opened to a respectable $57 million, domestically, and went on to bring in over $519 million worldwide. Marvel Studios was happy with these results and green lit its sequel, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP.

Now, the first tracking for the domestic opening weekend for ANT-MAN AND THE WASP has been reported, via THR, and the sequel is looking to bring in an estimated $75 million opening next month.

While these aren't the huge opening numbers the more established Marvel Studios franchises like Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor have been able to pull in recently it is a solid number as well as being an improvement over the first film's opening weekend tally.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP picks up after the events of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) on house arrest and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) taking on the full role of the Wasp, as her mother did before her. Both will battle a villain who is called the Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP releases in the U.S. on July 6.

Written by Daniel Wolf, Founder & Publisher

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