Movie Money Refinanced: Episode V

Ladies and gentlemen what a surprise, this is the first time in history that the number one movie of the week, is a Marvel movie!

If of course the phrase “first time in history” every translated to “For the 20th time in a row”, the above statement would be true. While it’s no surprise that the number one movie is ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’,  it should be noted that much like how Scott Lang transforms to Giant Man this time around, the sequel made a much bigger impact than the first film. At $75.8M domestically, it’s surpassed its predecessor by just under $20M. Worldwide it brought in $162M. 

At number 2 we have ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’. The monstrous sequel enjoying its billion dollar enterprise more than John Hammond enjoys amber topped walking sticks. It’s domestic gross this weekend is $28.6M, and on Friday it became the 35th film to cross the billion dollar threshold, with its global cume ending at $1.058M this weekend. All thanks to Goldblum.

Following closely behind at numero 3 is ‘Incredibles 2’, which brought in $29M this weekend for a fantastic domestic total of, so far, $504.3M. Seems all you need to do for success is let a sequel marinate for 14 years before firing up the studio. Worldwide the film stands at $772.7M. 

At the fourth spot we have ‘The First Purge’, debuting at $17.3M. However will BlumHouse survive such a hit? Oh look at that, the worldwide gross is at $28.2M, more than double the film’s budget. What luck!

Finally at number 5 is ‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’, a film that isn’t making a huge splash but still holding its own. With $7.6M this weekend, the domestic total is just over it’s budget, at $35.6M, and its worldwide gross of $39.5M.

Slightly uneventful top 5 but perhaps next week will prove more exciting. You can hear the podcast right now at the link up top.


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