Projections For Ant-Man 2 Indicate The Lowest Opening In Phase 3 Of The MCU

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July 03, 2018  12:27 PM

Marvel Studios might be having a pretty great year with the success of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, but analysts predict that the studio’s final film of the year, Ant-Man and the Wasp, just might end up with the lowest opening at the domestic box office out of all the films in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to Variety, projections for Ant-Man and the Wasp indicate that the film could rake in somewhere between $70 million t $80 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend – a number well behind the $202 million opening of Black Panther and the $250 million opening of Avengers: Infinity War. If the film really does open as expected, then it’ll also fall behind Doctor Strange which hauled in $85 million during its opening back in 2016. That’ll make the Ant-Man sequel’s opening the lowest among all the films in phase 3 of the MCU.

Of course, the estimates don’t come as quite a surprise. Unlike Avengers: Infinity War which marked the culmination of the franchise and Black Panther which made its mark as Marvel’s first all-black superhero film, Ant-Man and the Wasp is considered by many a minor film in the MCU. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the film’s going to be any less enjoyable – not only is the film certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, but its projected opening exceeds the opening of the original Ant-Man movie.  Who knows, the film might do even better.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits cinemas July 6.



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