Ant-Man and Wasp’ fly tops box office on weekend

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The film sequel to 2015 s “Ant-Man,” has surpassed opening weekend by about 33 percent in ticket sales, as per Exhibitor Relations.

Ant-Man And The Wasp added an expected $85 million to its opening from universal regions, where it opened in around 48% of worldwide markets.

It is the 20th release in Disney s Marvel Cinematic Universe series of comic book movie, and the first to feature a woman in the title.


This time, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) languishes under house arrest in San Francisco after being caught as his shrinkable superhero alter-ego fighting some of the other Avengers in “Civil War.”

Struggling to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he s confronted by Hope Van Dyne (the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly) and her father, the brilliant quantum physicist Hank Pym, with an urgent new mission.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer and Bobby Cannavale.

That is a robust 33% jump from the debut of the original “Ant-Man,” which opened to $57 million and went on to collect $180 million at the domestic box office in July 2015. The Marvel Studios release likely got a boost from favorable reviews and the superhero showing of the company’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which has made $675 million since opening in April.

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