‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ tops weekend box office with $76 million; ‘Incredibles 2’ tops $500 million

Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) — Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp topped the box office with an estimated $76 million weekend debut. The film, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, took in an estimated $85 million overseas, for a $161 million worldwide debut.  The first Ant-Man movie earned $57 million its debut weekend in 2015.

Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 finished in second place, delivering an estimated $29 million. That brings its earnings stateside to $504.3 million, making it the first animated feature ever to top $500 million and the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It’s also poised to surpass Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the 11th highest-grossing domestic release in history. The film’s global tally now stands at $772.7 million.

Disney is the parent company of Marvel, Pixar and ABC.

Third place belonged to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, pulling in an estimated $28.5 million. Overseas, it topped the $1 billion threshold with its estimated $10.6 million weekend haul.

The First Purge, which got a jump on the competition with its Wednesday debut, finished the weekend with an estimated 31 million for the five days and $17.1 million for the three-day weekend.

Rounding out the top five is Sicario: Day of the Soldado, delivering an estimated $7.3 million.

The comedy Sorry to Bother You also impressed in its debut, earning an estimated $717,302 from just 16 theaters. That translates to an impressive per-theater average of $44,831.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated box office sales:

1. Ant-Man and the Wasp, $76 million
2. Incredibles 2, $29 million
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, $28.5 million
4. The First Purge, $17.1 million
5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado, $7.3 million
6. Uncle Drew, $6.6 million
7. Ocean’s 8, $5.28million
8. Tag, $3.1 million
9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor, $2.59 million
10. Deadpool 2, $1.675 million

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