Ant-Man is only a few days from debuting and this is definitely one of Marvel’s riskier ventures so far. He is a lesser known character in the mainstream, but it is still predicted to do quite well this weekend in the US, though nowhere near previous Marvel opening weekends.
According to Deadline, Ant-Man is expected to come in somewhere between $60-65 million domestically. This is largely due to the competition at the box office with Minions likely holding strong this weekend with families and the new comedy Trainwreck taking some of the adult audience.
Deadline also said that it’s very possible that Minions holds onto the #1 spot on the box office, as it could easily carry over very well this weekend. This would be crazy for a Marvel movie to not come in at #1, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t do well.
In comparison, the movie is expected to do much better overseas with a $115-125 million expectation. Age of Ultron did better overseas as well and has helped to propel that movie to much higher numbers.
If Ant-Man falls short of $65 million, then it would be the lowest opening weekend for a Marvel Studios film besides The Incredible Hulk. However, I would not count Ant-Man out by any means. I still remember last year when everyone estimated Guardians of the Galaxy and look at Jurassic World earlier this summer that nearly doubled initial predictions.
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