Box Office July 6-8, 2018
Incredibles 2 was Second for the third week in a row with $29 Million for $504.3 Million so far. World-wide, Incredibles 2 has made over $772.7 Million.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was Third with $28.5 Million for $333.3 Million so far. World-wide, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has made over $1.05 Billion.
The First Purge premiered in Fourth Place with $17.1 Million.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado was Fifth Place with $7.3 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed and written by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari. It stars Rudd as Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the titular pair work with Hank Pym to retrieve Janet van Dyne from the quantum realm.
The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray and starring Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Mugga, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Kristen Solis and Marisa Tomei. The fourth installment in The Purge franchise, the film is a prequel depicting the origins of the first annual “Purge”, a 12-hour spree (7 PM to 7 AM) once a year, in which all crime in America is legal. Written and produced by James DeMonaco, it marks the first film of the series not to be directed by him.
Next week sees the release of: Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Shock & Awe, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Ant-Man and the Wasp will be Number One at the box office over weekend for the second week in a row.
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