‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ achieved a second consecutive win at the box office with $31.96 million the following weekend, but fell by a record 69.9%, the largest drop in the MCU, higher than the 69.1% drop in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
‘Cocaine Bear’ opened to $23.26 million for second place, while third place went to the Christian gospel film ‘Jesus Revolution’ ($15.8 million).
(Source of data for this article: Boxofficemojo)
The Northern America market grossed $91.6 million overall last week, up 47 percent from a year ago, but still 29 percent behind pre-epidemic 2019.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ bad word-of-mouth dragged down the film’s next week box office, but the first two episodes of ‘Ant-Man’ were not box office hits, so ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ didn’t perform badly in comparison this time.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Northern America currently has a cumulative total of $167 million and will soon surpass ‘Ant-Man’s’ cumulative Northern America box office of $180 million, eventually surpassing ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp ‘s 216 million Northern America box office is not a big problem.
In overseas markets, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ was down 57% in 52 markets worldwide the following week compared to last week, a slightly better controlled decline than Northern America.
Mainland China ranked first with $31.5 million, the United Kingdom ranked second with $17.8 million, and Mexico, South Korea and France ranked third to fifth.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ has now accumulated $364 million worldwide, and due to the film’s really poor word-of-mouth, it may end up close to ‘Ant-Man’s’ $519 million, unable to catch up to ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’s’ $622 million.
Universal’s R-rated comedy-action release ‘Cocaine Bear’ had an opening weekend of $23.26 million, not bad for a film that cost around $30 million.
‘Cocaine Bear’ Rotten Tomatoes freshness of 70%, the audience popcorn index of 75%, CinemaScore rating B-.
Jesus Revolution’ opened at $15.8 million ranking third, due to the Christian gospel film, although Rotten Tomatoes freshness of only 55%, but the audience popcorn index of 99%, CinemaScore rating A +.
The film follows a young man who tries to find the truth but never does, until he meets a hippie street preacher. Together they arrive at a Southern California church, ushering in an unexpected revival and a newfound love for Jesus in which leads to a spiritual awakening.
Avatar: The Way of Water’ has been in theaters for 11 weeks at #4 and has accumulated $665 million in Northern America and $2.267 billion worldwide. ninth in the history of Northern America and third in the history of global cinema.
‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ ranked fifth in its 10th week of release, accumulating $173 million in Northern America and $442 million worldwide.
This week’s new film
Directed by Michael Bakari Jordan
Starring: Michael Bakari Jordan, Jonathan Majors
Plot: Adonis Creed is successful in his career and family life and had begun to live a quiet life, but when childhood friend and former boxing prodigy Damian Anderson shows up, Quiddy must face the fighter who has nothing to lose.
‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre’
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Statham
Plot: Super spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of deadly new weapons technology used by billionaire weapons broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant).
Reluctantly teaming up with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), ‘Fortune’ magazine and his team recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Franscesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their secret globe-trotting mission to save the world.