‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Opening Weekend Opens Big To US$225M At Global Box Office

Marvel’s pint-size hero is making buzz at the global box office! Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania debuted over the weekend with US$225 million globally, kicking off Phase 5 with a relatively big bang.

The movie opened with US$104 million at the domestic box office and made US$121 million internationally, bringing its estimated global haul to US$225 million. The movie is performing softer than expected in Asia too, making only US$19.2 million so far in China, its biggest international market.

The superhero movie sees the return of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular heroes and debuts Jonathan Majors as the phase’s next big bad, Kang the Conqueror. It is the third movie in the Ant-Man threequels and is directed by Peyton Reed once more.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Despite the numbers, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has landed the worst reviews of the Ant-Man series and has received the harshest criticism in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise. The movie has a bleak 47% score on Rotten Tomatoes and is a ‘B’ on CinemaScore.

“Marvel has perhaps been more under the microscope in post-Endgame times than they’re used to with several films and streaming series occasionally not registering as well with critics and/or audiences as the brand is used to, which made this release even more important as it promises to kickstart Phase 5,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

“Although some critics didn’t take to the third Ant-Man entry, audiences still turned out for the film in strong numbers to the tune of more tickets sold on opening weekend than for any prior Ant-Man release.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the first film in Phase 5 of the MCU. It stars Rudd, Lilly, Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and Kathryn Newton. Next up on the big screen for the MCU is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 this May.