Box Office Updates Of Ant-Man 3, Avatar 2, Pathaan, Shehzada And Selfiee

Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off with “Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania.” Released on February 17, 2023, the film opened with negative reviews. The third installment in the Ant-Man franchise received the second lowest critical score for a MCU film on Rotten Tomatoes. As of writing this article, the film is having a 48% score from 355 reviews, which is just slightly ahead of “Eternals” (47%).


Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania

“Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania” had received the lowest audience score for a MCU film. It received just ‘B’ on Cinemascore, equaling “Eternals.” Despite such negative reception, “Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania” exceeded the industry projection of $95 Million domestic opening weekend, and ended up collecting $106 Million. It is the 18th MCU film to open with more than $100 Million at the domestic box office. It got the highest opening in the Ant-Man franchise. 

Ant-Man filmsDomestic opening weekend
Ant-Man$57 Million
Ant-Man and the Wasp$76 Million
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania$106 Million

There are now 31 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and “Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania” now has the 17th highest MCU domestic opening. 

RankMCU filmDomestic opening weekend
1Avengers Endgame$357.1 Million
2Spider-Man No Way Home$260.1 Million
3Avengers Infinity War$257.6  Million
4The Avengers$207.4 Million
5Black Panther$202 Million
6Avengers: Age of Ultron$191.2 Million
7Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness$187.4 Million
8Black Panther: Wakanda Forever$181.3 Million
9Captain America: Civil War$179.1 Million
10Iron Man 3$174.1 Million 
11Captain Marvel$153.4 Million
12 Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2$146.5 Million
13Thor: Love and Thunder$144.1 Million
14Iron Man 2$128.1 Million
15Thor Ragnarok$122.7 Million
16Spider-Man: Homecoming$117 Million
17Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania$106 Million

“Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania” opened on President’s Day weekend, which is a 4 day weekend. The film is now 3rd highest earner in the President’s Day weekend. 

FilmPresident’s Day weekend 
Black Panther$242 Million
Deadpool$152 Million
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania$118 Million
Fifty Shades of Grey$93 Million

But the negative reception shows its impact on the second weekend. “Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania” gets the worst 2nd weekend drop for a MCU movie at -69.6%, collecting just $32.2 Million domestically. It is also the worst 2nd weekend decline for a superhero movie that opened with $100 Million or more. 


Avatar: The Way of Water

Since its arrival on the big screen, James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” is creating box office records left and right. The highest grossing movie of 2022 has now surpassed the worldwide collection of James Cameron’s own “Titanic,” and became the third highest grossing film of all time. 

RankFilmWorldwide Collections
1Avatar$2.92 Billion
2Avengers Endgame$2.79 Billion
3Avatar: The Way of Water$2.25 Billion
4Titanic$2.24 Billion
5Star Wars: The Force Awakens$2.07 Billion

“Avatar: The Way of Water” also doing fabulous box office collection at the domestic market, i.e. North American box office. It entered the top 10 and now ranks 9th, surpassing “Jurassic World.”

RankFilmDomestic Box Office
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens$936.6 Million
2Avengers Endgame$858.3 Million
Spider-Man: No Way Home$814.1 Million
4Avatar$785.2 Million
5Top Gun: Maverick$718.7 Million
6Black Panther$700.4 Million
7Avengers Infinity War$678.8 Million
8Titanic$673.8 Million
9Avatar: The Way of Water$665.3 Million
10Jurassic World$653.4 Million

Pathaan

Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback after 4 years, brought a storm in the box office. “Pathaan” is now the highest grossing Hindi film ever. It grossed more than 1000 crores at the worldwide box office now. On February 21, it touched the magical 500 crores mark at the Hindi Nett box office. The 2nd best is Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” having 387 crores of box office collection. As of writing this article, “Pathaan” has collected 507.60 crores at the Hindi Nett box office. “Pathaan” only took 2 days to reach the 100 crores mark, while 200, 300, 400 & 500 crores were crossed on 4, 7, 12, and 28 days respectively.


Shehzada

After the box office success of “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2,” Kartik Aryan is back with his new film “Shehzada.” But a clash with “Ant-Man and the Quantumania,” and negative reviews really hampered this film’s box office and could only make 6 crores on the first day. The 2nd and 3rd day also did not show significant growth, earning only 6.65 crores and 7.55 crores respectively, for a first weekend total of 20.20 crores.


Selfiee

Akshay Kumar’s poor run at the box office continues. But this time, the collection is so low that it sent a shockwave around the industry. “Selfiee” opened with a record low in Akshay Kumar’s career with just 2.55 crores. Saturday and Sunday also did not see any significant growth and collected only 3.80 crores and 3.95 crores respectively, for a weekend total of just 10.30 crores. This film will prove to be one of the biggest box office disasters of all time in Bollywood. 


See more: ‘Ant-Man 3’ Gets 2nd Lowest Rotten Tomatoes Score In MCU History, Film’s Box Office Projection Is Now Out


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