Saturday, June 15, 2024

Box Office: “Ant Man Quantumania” Defies Poor Reviews with Huge $17.5 Mil Preview Night, “Magic Mike” Collapses in a Heap


Box office numbers are coming in for previews of Marvel’s “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and they’re huge. Total was $17.5 million — and that’s just previews!

Shows are sold out everywhere across the land — and that’s despite pretty bad reviews. Rotten Tomatoes has “Ant Man 3” had just 48%. But obviously audiences don’t care. They’re coming anyway.

Meanwhile, the expansion to over 2,000 theaters for “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” has not helped. Poor Mike has collapsed in a heap. The romdancecom is making less money now than when it was in “limited” release. Video on demand, here we come!

Some good news: “A Man Called Otto” will cross $60 mil tonight. Well played by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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