Check out the rest of the box office numbers over at Box Office Mojo. But despite seeing the two suit up as the original Ant-Man and Wasp, this is all short-lived, given the mid-credits stinger of Ant-Man and the Wasp which, as you recall, resulted in Hank and Janet, as well as Hope, being snapped out of existence due to the effects of Thanos' finger snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
It's another Disney-led weekend as Ant-Man and the Wasp claims the weekend's #1 spot. This weekend, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened smaller than expected with a soft $76 million at the USA box office.
Industry prognosticators were placing the sequel at $80 to $85 million after that juggernaut event, and while Disney set the floor for Ant-Man and the Wasp in their own projections at $70 million, this isn't exactly an exciting number for the Mouse House.
While the worldwide debut falls far short of many MCU sequels, Ant-Man and the Wasp has a more staggered release strategy than most, with the movie still slated to open in key global territories later this month such as France (July 18), Germany (July 26), the United Kingdom. It's also the lowest opening for a Marvel Studios sequel, but that's not necessarily a bad thing since the original opened to $57.2 million back in 2015. The latest MCU production also continued the trend in topping the box office during its opening weekend, a feat that every movie in the MCU has accomplished. Internationally, Incredibles 2 has made US$269 million. While those numbers still fall far below the studio's blockbusters from earlier this year, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, they prove that there is still an audience for these beloved title characters played by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, even if it's not quite as big as other MCU hits.
Coming in third is Universal and Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which brought in an estimated $28.5 million for the three-day weekend and has now pushed its domestic cume to $333.3 million as it begins its third week in release. The sequel made $5 million this weekend in China, taking its tally there to $250 million.
At the specialty box office, Roadside Attractions and Miramax's Whitney bowed with US$1.3 million from 452 locations. It had a big showing in its debut weekend, but it could have been better. Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Danny Glover, Terry Crews, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, and Omari Hardwick round out the cast. In five weeks, the documentary on Fred Rogers has amassed an impressive US$12.4 million.
Avengers: Infinity War dropped from twelfth place to fifteen place at the USA box office.