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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76 million debut

Posted: 8:39 PM, Jul 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-08 21:39:05-04

NEW YORK (AP) – Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the "Ant-Man" sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America.  The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" comes on the heels of two mammoth Marvel successes this year: "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War."

The two films that trailed "Ant-Man" at the weekend box office hit milestones. Disney’s "Incredibles 2" passed "Finding Dory" to become Pixar’s top-grossing film domestically, not accounting for inflation. It earned $29 million in its fourth weekend.
    
With $28.6 million in its third weekend, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" crossed $1 billion worldwide.

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