‘Ant-Man’ Gets an Ant-sized Opening at the Box Office
“Ant-Man” opened with $22.644 million on its debut Friday. While this isn’t measly in any way, it is the second smallest opening for Marvel/Disney team in the recent years. Read on for more details.
According to LA Times, “Ant-Man” is playing to be “a middle of the road” entry so far. While there is a strong indication that the latest Marvel film will pick up on ticket sales as the reviews get noticed, it might not pick up enough to beat Marvel’s best-sellers like “The Avengers” or “The Guardians of the Galaxy.”
If the reviews are anything to go by, “Ant-Man” was received favorably by both audiences and critics. The film got a rotten tomatoes rating of 80% certified fresh and the Metacritic gave it a 64% good rating. This obviously goes to show that the movie has a good start and audiences will eventually get round to watching it.
The movie tells the story of a corporate criminal who has stolen a strange suit that when worn, amplifies his strength but reduces his size. Peyton Reed directed this movie and the leading man Paul Rudd co-wrote it with Adam McKay, Joe Cornish, and Edgar Wright. While the story is engaging and has some good laughs, it lacks in star power.
The cast was very excited to do the film and are actually looking forward to doing a sequel or even a prequel. But that will depend on the box office report of this film. If the film fails to get a good draw at the box office, they may not go forward with the next film. Producer Kevin Feige revealed that the studio had “a supercool idea for the next Ant-Man film, and if audiences want it, we’ll find a place to do it.”
Comic book fans will obviously be looking forward to seeing their favorite character on screen. If they make this movie a hit, we may get a sequel. We are kind of looking forward to it.
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