Ant-Man tops the box office worldwide
The big winner of the weekend was Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man (its 12th consecutive first place opening), starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and more, which opened on Thursday night with previews amounting to $6.4 million of its $22.6 million opening day take. According to weekend estimates, it’s grossed $58 million in 3,856 theaters, or $15,000 per site, which puts it ahead of the 2008 opening of The Incredible Hulk (distributed by Universal), but below the $65 million openings for 2009’s Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. $6.1 million of the domestic total came from 361 IMAX screens and all top five grossing locations are IMAX engagements.
Internationally, Ant-Man earned roughly the same amount with $56.4 million in about 50% of the overseas territories, including France, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and the UK, with big markets like Germany, Italy, Korea, China and Japan still to come. Combined with the domestic earnings, the Peyton Reed-directed film has collected $114.4 million in its first week. It also received an “A” CinemaScore from audiences, which should mean it will have strong legs moving forward. Ant-Man cost about $130 million to produce.
Jurassic World, meanwhile, has grossed over $600 million (the 4th movie to ever do that amount domestically) as it added another $11.4 million to take fifth place. With $611 million earned domestically, it’s well on its way to becoming the third-highest grossing movie domestically, passing Marvel’s The Avengers by summer’s end. Jurassic World crossed the $900 million mark at the international box office and passed Marvel’s The Avengers‘ international total of $895.2 million to bemuse the sixth-highest grossing film of all time at the international box office. The international total for the film is $902.3 million and it will pass Fast & Furious 7 ($1.512 billion) today to come the fourth-highest grossing film of all-time worldwide today with $1.513 billion.