Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks to exceed expectations and crack the century mark in its opening weekend.
Early numbers are beginning to pour in and it appears that I was right on the money with my prediction as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is expected to hit $100 million for the 3-day weekend after posting a $17.5 million Thursday preview. Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the third highest-grossing President’s Day weekend movie after Black Panther’s $202 Million in 2018 and Deadpool’s $132.4 millions in 2016. This mini-adventure has received poor reviews. It currently ranks as the second worst reviewed Marvel Cinematic Universe film, just 1 point lower than Eternals’ 47% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience score currently stands at 84%, which is a gap between critics and the fans. JimmyO gave the film an 8.10/10 in his review. However, if I had to rate the film, I would have to give it a 5/10. This is because, in rare instances, I agree with most of the critics. Maybe my expectations were too high as the Ant Man movies are some of my favourite movies in the MCU. If this film is the true launch to a new Endgamelike run of films, I may be able to look back on it in a more positive light. That will move the Pandora set sequel up the ladder to ninth place all time on the domestic charts as it passes the $653.4 lifetime gross of
Jurassic World.Coming in third place is the continued dominance of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish with a projected weekend take of $6.4 million which would actually mean it gained 15% from last weekend. This film is the perfect
Little engine that could comparison. This movie was released with just over $12 million in its opening month. It was still available for viewing in your home 17 days after its theatrical release. Families are still going to theaters to see the feline sequel. Someone has messed up if a Shrek5n’t received the green light yet. Of course with such a small margin between Avatar and Puss, we could see a flip flop in position when final estimates are released tomorrow.Fourth and fifth place look to be Magic Mike’s Last Dance with an estimated $4.7 million while
80 For Brady looks to tackle (see what I did there?) Fifth place is estimated at $4 million. This is better news for Brady 02001010as their $33million running total has exceeded its reported $28million budget. The $18 million made to Magic Mike is far less than its reported $45million budget.Have your seen AntMan and the Wasp Quantumania yet yet? Let us know what you think in the comments and check back tomorrow for our complete rundown of this weekend’s box office numbers.