SATURDAY UPDATE, Updating for the latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania flew into an additional eight overseas markets on Friday, topping international box offices through yesterday $52.6M. It costs just $100 million worldwide $98.6M. The full global weekend is estimated to be over $225M, lower than launch, particularly offshore. That’s partly due to the sci-fi elements, which don’t play throughout, which we found could be an issue in our preview. Europe is at the high end of the scale and Latin America is on track, although there are weaknesses in Asia Pacific outside of Australia.
Overall, the Threequel is now floating around in 51 offshore markets and is 30% ahead of the original Ant-Man (+63% ex-China) and 24% behind Ant-Man on a like-for-like basis so far. Man and The Wasp (over 4% excluding China). Both previous installments were played in the summer.
The numbers above do not include today China where the Peyton Reed directed image led back to the game; as of Saturday, it has grossed about $14 million. This now points to a full weekend in the low $20 million. Similar, KoreaSaturday earnings are not included in the above figures. There, AM&TWQ came up with an estimated $2.15 million for a $5.3 million local running cume through Saturday.
Especially at Friday starts in Europe, SpainThe launch day of was 26% higher than the last film and 204% higher than the original. The United Kingdom‘s Friday was 201% ahead of Ant-Man and The Wasp and 183% ahead of Ant-Man.
In the Asia-Pacific region ChinaFriday’s launch was 74% below Ant-Man and The Wasp and 48% below Ant-Man, while Japan saw an increase of 18% versus Ant-Man and The Wasp and 56% versus Ant-Man. India came in ahead of Ant-Man and The Wasp by 53%, and ahead of Ant-Man by a whopping 650%.
Until Friday are the top 10 markets China ($6.2M), the United Kingdom ($4.5M), Mexico ($3.8M), Korea ($3.2M), France ($2.6M), Australia ($2.4M), Indonesia ($2.2M), Germany ($2.2M), Brazil ($1.9M) and Italy ($1.5M).
We will have a full update on Sunday.
SO FAR, FRIDAY: Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania buzzed into 43 overseas markets on Wednesday and Thursday, posting estimated earnings $23.8M through yesterday. With the strong domestic previews of $17.5 million, this gets the global cume rolling $41.3M.
In its first two days at the international box office, the threequel topped the original Ant-Man by 68% and 1% ahead of 2018’s Ant-Man and The Wasp on a like-for-like basis, both of which had the benefit of summer school holiday season .
Estimated foreign gross of $23.8 million through Thursday does not include any China Pay. The film opened there at midnight on Thursday and grossed about $6.3 million through Friday with an opening day at No. 1. Directed by Peyton Reed, the picture has an 8.8 on Maoyan, on par with the previous films.
Also not included in the above two-day offshore total, Korea on Friday, it added $980,000 in first place for a three-day profit of $3.16 million.
In fact, through Thursday, the top 5 markets are aligned with the Paul Rudd Starrer Mexico ($2.4M), Korea ($2.2M), France ($1.8 million), Indonesia ($1.5M) and Australia ($1.5M).
Latin America and Europe are developing well. There is a certain softness in Asia Pacific. In Latin America, Quantumania opened Thursday at number 1 in all markets with a 75% share in the entire region. Mexico’s opening day was 10% below Ant-Man and The Wasp, while Brazil ($1.3M) was 1% above this movie.
In Europe, the critters were No. 1 everywhere except in Denmark. France‘s opening on Wednesday was 16% ahead of Ant-Man and the Wasp and 128% ahead of Ant-Man. Germany was 47% ahead of Ant-Man and the Wasp and 126% ahead of Ant-Man. Italy was also above the previous images.
Quantumania finished 13% below Ant-Man and the Wasp and 6% ahead of Ant-Man on its Thursday Australia Arch, while Korea’s opening Wednesday was 47% below Ant-Man and the Wasp and 26% above Ant-Man.
In addition to China, Spain, Japan, Great Britain and India as well as Poland, South Africa and Vietnam are now added.