Friday, April 12, 2024

Box Office: New “Ant Man” Can’t, Man: Marvel Movie Opens with $104 Mil But This May Be Its One Big Weekend


The weekend’s big office bonanza is Marvel’s “Ant Man and the WASP: Quantumania.”

Rejected soundly by critics, “Ant Man 3” made $104 million from Thursday through Sunday. Tomorrow is a holiday so there will be a four day weekend announcement, too.

But over the weekend, from Friday through today, “Quantumania” took quantum leaps downward. Each day marked a 27% decrease. Word of mouth cannot be so great, and return visits not as plentiful as for past Marvel blockbusters. This could be the one and only “Ant Man” weekend. Enjoy it while you can!

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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