Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Eyes Repeat Weekend Box Office Win

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ threequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania appears set to buzz easily to a second weekend atop the North American box office with an estimated $38 million in ticket sales through Feb. 26.

Co-starring 2015 Ant-Man original cast members Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, the third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sub-franchise has generated more than $261 million at the global box office since its Feb. 17 debut, including $131.3 million across North American screens.

Among new releases for the weekend is the buzzy action-comedy Cocaine Bear from Universal Pictures, with a movie trailer that generated overwhelmingly more social media support for the coked-up grizzly than its human co-stars. Directed by Elizabeth Banks and headlined by Kerri Russell, Margo Martindale and the late Ray Liotta, the title is projected to sell upwards of $15 million worth of tickets, according to the studio. The movie generated a promising $2 million in Thursday sneak previews.

Separately, Lionsgate’s faith-based Jesus Revolution is eyeing around $10 million in its theatrical debut.

The rest of the weekend slate includes box office holdovers such as 20th Century Studios’ blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water, Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish; Warner Bros. Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance; Universal’s Knock at the Cabin; Paramount Pictures’ 80 for Brady; and Sony Pictures’ Missing and A Man Called Otto.

The Last Wish, Missing and Knock at the Cabin are concurrently available in the home for premium digital rental and premium digital purchase.

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