Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in another $8.4M at the domestic box office this weekend. That raises its total to $183.1M in North America, moving the sequel ahead of the first film’s $180.2M.
Ant-Man and the Wasp still has several weeks to go at the domestic box office, so it should be able to distance itself from its predecessor. While the growth of the franchise in North America is encouraging, the film’s international performance is even better.
Thus far, Ant-Man and the Wasp has hauled in $394.2M. That may seem a little low by Marvel Studios standards, but the film has yet to be released in a few major markets including the UK, China, and Japan.
Once it gets going in those markets, Ant-Man and the Wasp will quickly sail past the first film’s $519M worldwide total. Marvel Studios’ 20th feature film should have little trouble reaching $600M (and beyond) globally.