Once again Disney has taken the top spot this year with Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp with $76 million domestically and $161 worldwide. This is the 9th time that Marvel Studios has claimed the top spot this year. This sequel has outperformed the 2015 movie by nearly $20 million. I expect it will take first place next week as well since there are no big movies coming out next weekend. Plus the movie received an A- from CinemaScore and a 86% at RottenTomatoes. This one of those movies that will do both well theatrically and when it’s released on DVD and Redbox.
In second place and still going strong is everyone’s favorite superhero family Incredibles 2 with $29 million. The movie in total has made over $772 million worldwide. What’s more interesting that domestically it has made over $504 million which makes it the first animated movie to ever top $500 million, which makes it the highest grossing animated title ever. It’s now just shy of topping Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to become the 11th highest grossing domestic release of all-time. This family-friendly movie still has plenty of steam and won’t be leaving the top ten any time soon.
In third place is Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom with $28.6 million. So far the movie has made over $1 billion worldwide and $333 million domestically. Though with movies like Equalizer 2 and Mission Impossible: Fallout coming out at the end of the month, I expect that this dino frenzy movie to start dying down pretty quick. I mean this weekend along saw a -53% drop off from the previous weekend.
In fourth place from Universal and Blumhouse was The First Purge in its opening weekend with $17.3 million. This is the fourth film in the Purge franchise, which all have done well domestically on very little budgets. For example, the 2016’s The Purge: Election Year was the highest grossing of the franchise, just shy of $80 million. I don’t expect to see this movie to do that well with so many options out there and for what is to come.
Rounding out the top five is Sony’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which dropped -61.6% in its second weekend, delivering a total of $7.3 million for a domestic total that now stands at $35.3 million.