marvel studios‘ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania faces stormy weather over the weekend box officewhere it could drop 71.6% to over $30 million on its second outing.
If those projections are correct, the superhero pic is likely to suffer the worst second-weekend drop on record for a Hollywood superhero pic opening to $100 million or more at the domestic box office, and one of the worst for such a film.
No superhero movie in this club has dropped 70% or more; DC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes closest at 69.1 percent. Among Marvel Cinematic Universe titles, last year Thor: Love and Thunder experienced the largest decline, at 67.7%. And of all the movies starting with $100 million or more, the last Harry Potter peak, released in 2011, topped the list of biggest second-weekend drops with a 72% drop, according to Comscore.
Ant Man 3 opened at $120 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, including a record high of $105.5 million for all three days (the three-day number is used as an official comparison to the coming). But bad word of mouth is clearly hurting the film, as well as competition from new offerings. cocaine bear, which robs young adults (and especially men). A historic storm on the west coast does not help matters either.
Universal cocaine bear – who even beat Ant Man 3 Friday with $8.7 million vs. $8.3 million – is on track to open at around $21.21 million, ahead of expectations. ‘cocaine bear’s Friday gross of $8.7 million included $2 million in Thursday night previews, so it should fall behind Ant Man 3 sometimes on Saturday. It opened overseas in 50 markets, where it is expected to gross $5 million.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, cocaine bear is a black comedy about a drug smuggling operation that goes horribly wrong when a 500-pound bear ingests a bag of cocaine and runs amok in a small Georgia town. Banks also produced the highly publicized gender shot alongside Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Max Handelman, Brian Duffield and Aditya Sood. The feature earned a B- Cinemascore, which, while low, isn’t usually a problem for horror-centric films.
In addition to cocaine bearLionsgate and Kingdom Story Company jesus revolution opens earlier than expected. The faith-based feature boasts a brilliant A+ Cinemascore and grossed $6.95 million on Friday, including about $3.3 million from early showings Wednesday and Thursday. jesus revolution should come in at a solid No. 3 with no less than $14-15 million. The 1970s feature film is inspired by true events centering on a Christian revivalist movement that swept across America.
The numbers will be updated Sunday morning.