Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Box Office: “Ant Man Quantumania” Falls 45% on First Monday, and No One is Buying Scott Lang’s Memoir Because of It


It’s a mixed bag for Scott Lang aka the Ant Man.

On Monday, box office for “Ant Man and WASP Quantumania” fell 45% from Sunday– the biggest drop of all new movies. That makes for three days in a row of drops, but this one was the biggest. Will “Quantumania” bounce back mid week?

Monday’s take was $14 million, pushing the US total to $120 million.

Meanwhile “Scott Lang,” who is not a real person, has authored a memoir under his own name, published by PenguinRandom’s Hyperion Avenue Books. It’s featured in the movie. Actor Paul Rudd’s picture is on the cover.

But the book has not attracted many potential readers in real life. The book — called “Look out for the Little Guy”– is supposed to be published on September 5, 2023. But so far it’s number 72 on Amazon.com. Either no one knows about or no one wants it. Who really wrote it? Who knows? And why September 5th — months and months from now? By then, “Quantumania” will be long forgotten, or playing on Disney Plus.

Roger Friedman
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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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