Ant-Man and The Wasp has been out in the United States and other markets for close to a month now, and today, we have an update on where the Marvel sequel stands in comparison to the original.
Per Box Office Mojo, the film has passed the first Ant-Man domestically, hitting $183.1 million this weekend, against the original’s $180.2 million. However, when it comes to overseas, Ant-Man and The Wasp is still trailing, grossing $211.1 million vs. the first’s $339.1 million. So, the sequel has only made $394.2 million worldwide at this point.
Before anyone says this is bad, there’s a very good reason why Ant-Man and The Wasp hasn’t passed the first movie worldwide yet. It still needs to be released in key markets; it’s out in the UK this week, while it hits China on August 24th. Once it hits those markets and others, the film should have no trouble passing Ant-Man. And again, its production budget is $160 million, which is on the lower end of modern MCU movies, so it’s definitely going to turn a profit.
Stay tuned for more box office updates as we have them.