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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' buzzes to $76 million debut

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 8, 2018 at 11:32 a.m.

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Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), a giant version of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) team up to rescue the Wasp’s mother from something called the Quantum Realm where she has been stuck for the past 30 years in the refreshingly breakneck superhero comedy Ant-Man and the Wasp.

NEW YORK — Despite its heroes' diminutive size, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales.

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Ant-Man sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America. The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp comes on the heels of two mammoth Marvel successes this year: Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

The two films that trailed Ant-Man at the weekend box office hit milestones. Disney's Incredibles 2 passed Finding Dory to become Pixar's top-grossing film domestically, not accounting for inflation. It earned $29 million in its fourth weekend.

With $28.6 million in its third weekend, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crossed $1 billion worldwide.

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