Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania scores biggest opening of trilogy

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania made an estimated $105 million ($120 million by day four) at the domestic box office during its opening weekend, making it the biggest opening of the trilogy.

While it's a far cry from previous Marvel sequels such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($185m) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($181m), it's considerably better than 2015's Ant-Man ($57m) and 2018's sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp ($76m).

The threequel – which stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Majors – also made $121.3 million at the international box office, bringing its worldwide total to $225 million, according to Variety.

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Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp grossed $519 million and $622 million worldwide, respectively, across their run but the latest instalment looks set to complete its box office run with the biggest total in the trilogy.

"This opening definitely reflects interest in where the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going now that Jonathan Majors' Kang has been fully introduced and there’s a definitive anchor around him and the multiverse," Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOfficePro, said in a statement.

"It’ll be interesting to see if there’s positive goodwill spillover onto MCU films that don’t directly involve him in the immediate future. But this feels like a long-awaited step forward for fans waiting to see certain storytelling promises take shape in the post-Endgame era."

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Despite a good opening weekend, the latest Scott Lang outing has tied Marvel's Eternals for the lowest-rated MCU film on Rotten Tomatoes, with both receiving 47% from critics.

It does, however, rank slightly higher with audiences at 84%, compared to Eternals' audience score of 77%.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out now in cinemas.

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