2018 is truly the year of super heroes as first Black Panther set the pace becoming the biggest super hero film ever at the domestic box office, and Avengers: Infinity War having grossed more than $2 Billion worldwide. Yet the year of super heroes continues as Ant-Man and the Wasp debut this weekend #1 at the Box Office, while Incredibles 2 breaks a record for animated films.
First Ant-Man and the Wasp has done very well at the domestic box office earring $76 Million, plus another $85 Million overseas for an opening weekend total of $161 Million. This 20th film from the MCU starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly has already beat earnings for the original Ant-Man which made $57 million in 2016 and topping out at $519 million worldwide. Things are going to get even better for Ant-Man and the Wasp as it’s still not open in about 50% of the international markets. I really enjoyed the film. While not as good or epic as Avengers: Infinity War, it was very entertaining and a bit more light-hearted which is what the MCU needed after Thanos destroyed half the universe.
As for Incredibles 2, it’s been even more impressive, becoming the first animated film to hit the $500 Million mark ever in North America. It broke the previous record set by Finding Dory back in 2016 at $486 million, and in it’s 4th weekend is still at the #2 position bringing in an estimated $36 Million. I guess people hadn’t forgotten the Incredibles franchise after its 14 year wait between films and they’re showing just how much they love the Parr family. It also should reflect well in the theme parks as Disneyland has just opened up the Incredicoaster on Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure where you can have more adventures with the Incredibles and you can also see them in the Paint the Night parade on their new float!
Next up for Disney later this Summer is Christopher Robin, a live action version of the title character (Ewan McGregor) who gets help finding himself from Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. That’s another on our list of the top films we’re waiting for in 2018 and we’re eager to see if it lives up to the hype as the other Disney films so fr this year have.
I want to know what you think about Ant-Man and the Wasp being #1 at the box office and Incredibles 2 breaking records
- What did you think of the two films?
- Which one did you like more?
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