If recent reports are to believe, Ant-Man and the Wasp can produce the lowest MCU Phase 3 opening at the domestic box office. According to Variety reports, Ant-Man and The Wasp is expected to earn somewhere between $70 million and $80 million domestically in its opening weekend. And if the movie actually ends up earning the same amount, it will fall behind Doctor Strange, that opened to $85 million in 2016. These are just the domestic numbers since the film is not expected to release worldwide on the same day. Blame it on the ongoing FIFA Worldcup, the movie won't release in the UK until August and that is supposed to affect its worldwide business initially. Also Read: Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly make up for the delayed release with a marvellous announcement – watch video
However, the lower earnings are not a reason to worry really. The original movie Ant-Man that was released in 2015 opened to $57 million domestically. So even if the sequel earns around $80 million, it's only projecting an upward trend. While the 2015 release grossed around $180 million in the U.S. throughout its theatrical run; it is expected that the sequel can cross $200 which is a healthy sign. The ones who have seen Ant-Man and the Wasp already are busy raving about Marvel's new offering saying how the film is even hilarious than Thor: Ragnarok. Critics are also going gaga over its two post-credit scenes which are better than Deadpool 2 and even Avengers: Infinity War. Also Read: Ant-Man and the Wasp have the best post-credit scenes, do we hear you guys cheering already?
The first movie was all about Ant-Man's origin, but its sequel will see him teaming up with Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) and her father, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), to stop the mysterious Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and rescue her mother, Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). The movie hits the screens in India on July 13.
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