Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Looks to Dominate President’s Day Weekend Box Office
February 17, 2023
Disney/Marvel Studios’ latest franchise superhero actioner Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks to add to a strong 2023 box office start with projected debut weekend revenue exceeding $100 million through Feb. 19. The sequel to 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, also featuring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the title roles, sold $17.5 million in Thursday sneak preview ticket sales, according to Disney.
To exhibitors, Quantumania represents a notable follow-up to 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water, Universal Pictures’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and M3GAN, which collectively have generated more than $440 million in North American revenue this year. The Way of Water is now the No. 4 all-time box office grossing release with $2.217 billion in global revenue.
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Returning box office releases over the weekend include The Last Wish, which is also available on PVOD and PEST (premium electronic sellthrough) with $5 million in additional ticket sales, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance ($4.6 million), The Way of Water ($4.5 million), Paramount Pictures’ Super Bowl-themed 80 for Brady ($4.3 million), which is also available on PVOD/PEST, the studio’s Titanic (25th Anniversary re-release) at $3.4 million, Universal’s Knock at the Cabin ($3.3 million) , and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s A Man Called Otto with $2.2 million in ticket sales.