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There were several milestones this weekend. Oceans 8 reached $100 million, Solo reached $200 million, Deadpool 2 reached $300 million ... and Lobster Cop reached $35,000. :P
C'mon guys! Let's get out there and push LOBSTER COP over the hump. If SOLO can reach $200 million, then LOBSTER COP can reach...$40,000!

(Wait, is it playing anywhere we can actually see it?)
 

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Incredibles 2 has a good shot at $500 million domestic.
I'd be really surprised if it didn't surpass this mark.

There were several milestones this weekend. Oceans 8 reached $100 million, Solo reached $200 million, Deadpool 2 reached $300 million ... and Lobster Cop reached $35,000. :P
1) Who thought a month ago that we would be talking about Solo just reaching $200 million now? Ouch.

2) What is Lobster Cop? I've literally never heard of this movie before your post.
 

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"Four police officers open up a lobster restaurant as a cover in order to catch a notorious drug dealer, only to find their secret recipe is more popular than they expect. When they get caught up in their new business venture, they find a bigger conspiracy at work."
It is a Chinese movie.
 
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Top 10 boxoffice mojo


1 1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni. $60,000,000 -59.5% 4,485 +10 $13,378 $264,787,335 $170 2
2 2 Incredibles 2 BV $45,546,000 -43.3% 4,410 - $10,328 $439,729,514 - 3
3 N Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony $19,015,000 - 3,055 - $6,224 $19,015,000 $35 1
4 N Uncle Drew LG/S $15,500,000 - 2,742 - $5,653 $15,500,000 - 1
5 3 Ocean's 8 WB $8,035,000 -30.4% 3,426 -230 $2,345 $114,707,181 $70 4
6 4 Tag WB (NL) $5,635,000 -31.7% 3,176 -206 $1,774 $40,887,808 $28 3
7 5 Deadpool 2 Fox $3,450,000 -34.6% 2,094 -326 $1,648 $310,349,858 $110 7
8 N Sanju FIP $2,550,000 - 356 - $7,163 $2,550,000 - 1
9 6 Solo: A Star Wars Story BV $2,293,000 -49.1% 1,654 -684 $1,386 $207,279,115 - 6
10 10 Won't You Be My Neighbor? Focus $2,290,000 +25.7%
 

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is coming in on the lower end of projections, with $76 million for the weekend. On Friday, the estimates were at $82 million, and the tracking earlier in the week was as high as $85 million. Audiences rated the movie A-, which is Marvel's worst CinemaScore since Thor: The Dark World in 2013. Still, it's a score most studios would be happy with and that $76 million still represents a $20 million increase over the first film ($13.8 million if you adjust for ticket price inflation).

And unlike the Solo disaster, Ant-Man and the Wasp only cost around $160 million to make -- on the low end of modern blockbuster budgets.

It's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's ninth #1 weekend of 2018, meaning a Marvel movie has topped the box office one out of three weekends so far in 2018. An extraordinary accomplishment.
 

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1 N Ant-Man and the Wasp BV $76,030,000 - 4,206 - $18,077 $76,030,000 - 1
2 2 Incredibles 2 BV $29,021,000 -37.5% 4,113 -297 $7,056 $504,382,414 - 4
3 1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni. $28,585,000 -53.1% 4,349 -136 $6,573 $333,342,665 $170 3
4 N The First Purge Uni. $17,150,000 - 3,031 - $5,658 $31,053,945 $13 1
5 3 Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony $7,300,000 -61.6% 3,055 - $2,390 $35,302,070 $35 2
6 4 Uncle Drew LG/S $6,625,000 -56.5% 2,742 - $2,416 $29,948,620 - 2
7 5 Ocean's 8 WB $5,285,000 -36.6% 2,604 -822 $2,030 $126,751,228 $70 5
8 6 Tag WB (NL) $3,105,000 -47.2% 2,157 -1,019 $1,439 $48,330,681 $28 4
9 10 Won't You Be My Neighbor? Focus $2,590,000 +6.9% 893 +239 $2,900 $12,382,727 - 5
10 7 Deadpool 2 Fox $1,675,000 -53.1% 1,267 -827 $1,322 $314,546,400 $110 8
 

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is coming in on the lower end of projections, with $76 million for the weekend. On Friday, the estimates were at $82 million, and the tracking earlier in the week was as high as $85 million. Audiences rated the movie A-, which is Marvel's worst CinemaScore since Thor: The Dark World in 2013. Still, it's a score most studios would be happy with and that $76 million still represents a $20 million increase over the first film ($13.8 million if you adjust for ticket price inflation).

And unlike the Solo disaster, Ant-Man and the Wasp only cost around $160 million to make -- on the low end of modern blockbuster budgets.

It's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's ninth #1 weekend of 2018, meaning a Marvel movie has topped the box office one out of three weekends so far in 2018. An extraordinary accomplishment.
AMATW’s opening still represents a 33% improvement on the originals opening.
 
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Would Disney have liked Ant-Man and the Wasp to go higher? Sure, of course.

Are they unhappy with this result? No way.

They knew going in that it wasn't going to reach Marvel's highest heights, but the budget reflected that, so that's okay. I think anything improving over the first film will be taken as a win. I also think that people will find it over the course of its run. As good as it is, it simply doesn't have the gotta-see-it-right-away-to-avoid-spoilers factor that helped Infinity War or the cultural zeitgeist factor from Black Panther. So people might be interested in seeing it, but maybe didn't feel the need to rush out right away like they do for Marvel's biggest properties (no pun intended.)

I know one of my friends who went opening night for Infinity War has told me she will see Ant-Man and the Wasp "this week hopefully." It's on her agenda, but not at the very top of it. But she'll put in her ten bucks or whatever to the gross eventually. I suspect that might be the case with a lot of people, especially as good word-of-mouth spreads. Even though I had some issues with the film's structure, it was a total blast to watch and was greater than the sum of its parts. I have already recommended it to multiple friends and will continue to do so.

At this rate, it will final over $200 million and might well outgross Solo, which would be unexpected but certainly a welcome bonus for Marvel this year.
 
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Yup. A 3X multiplier puts it at $225 million. It will beat Solo. That’s good news and bad news for Disney.
Well, it's good news for Marvel and bad news for Lucasfilm. It just depends on which division of Disney you work for. Even if it didn't go quite as high as 3x, it will top Solo. I think Solo is pretty much done now, having made less than $1m this weekend, and it's at $210m and change now. They'll keep adding incrementally to that in dollar theaters, but Solo is gone from my big theater now, and there's not much gas left in the tank. Ant-Man and the Wasp should be able to play for the rest of the summer with good word of mouth and legs.
 

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AS disappointed as I was in Solo I still feel bad that it “failed” at the boxoffice. I don’t want to see any SW film fail. There are many people to blame but Ron Howard isn’t one of them. He did the best he could with the mess handed to him. Especially the script. Oh well. I hope it was a lesson learned.
 
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Excellent start for the Ant-Man sequel. Every studio always wants more, but I think a 30%-ish boost from the opening of the first film is very good.
 
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There are many people to blame but Ron Howard isn’t one of them. He did the best he could with the mess handed to him.
Ron Howard emerges from this a hero for finishing the film on time and making it presentable. Lucasfilm should be kissing the ground he walks on, since I don't think anyone else could have pulled it off on that tight of a schedule.

The benefit to its failure, as you noted, is that Lucasfilm will hopefully learn from it.
 

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Well Jurassic World-Fallen Kingdom is running about $177M down from what Jurassic World did. 17 days in JW made $500M. The sequel 'only' at 333M.

So, wheres the media hate and vile :D Where's the headlines? Sure remember quite a few when Last Jedi didn't make the $$ like Force Awakens. ;)

I say that in jest to a degree. But it is interesting how we read nothing like that for the Jurassic films. But with Star Wars its fair game.
 

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I was never expecting TLJ to do as well as TFA. Like, with Jurassic World, there was a long period of time between films in the franchise so fans were unusually excited to see TFA and JW. A sequel to those massive hits coming only 2-3 years after shouldn't be expected to do as well.
 

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