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Despite Mixed Reviews, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Earnings Prove MCU is Back to Pre-Pandemic Box Office Domination

Despite Mixed Reviews, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Earnings Prove MCU is Back to Pre-Pandemic Box Office Domination

It’s official, Marvel Cinematic Universe is back, baby! Since its release, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has received mixed reviews, with several fans and critics expressing displeasure with the film. Despite mixed reviews, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has demonstrated that the series is back to its pre-pandemic box office dominance.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third film in the Ant-Man trilogy and the 31st in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, and his partner Hope van Dyne, the Wasp, pair up once more to negotiate the world of quantum physics.

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The film has been criticized for its undeveloped characters and predictable plot. Despite these complaints, fans continue to go to theaters to watch the picture. The movie, which premiered on February 17th, 2023, earned an impressive $46 Million on its debut at the domestic box.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is anticipated to gross $100 million in its first three days and $115 million over the four-day holiday weekend. According to estimates, the movie might even gross over $125 million in these four days.

Ant-Man 3
Ant-Man 3

Several fans have applauded the film’s action sequences, visual effects, and humorous parts. New characters, such as Kang the Conqueror, have infused new life into the franchise, while Paul Rudd’s portrayal of Ant-Man is as funny and appealing as ever.

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A film highlight is the introduction of the universe, a concept that has been hinted at in earlier MCU films and will play a significant role in future films. The multiverse has provided the MCU with limitless opportunities, and fans are already speculating about which characters from different realities will appear in future films.

Kang The Conqueror In Ant-Man 3
Kang The Conqueror In Ant-Man 3

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has been praised for its diverse ensemble, which includes Asian-American actor Randall Park reprising his part as FBI agent Jimmy Woo and Mexican actor Michael Pea playing his role as Scott’s pal Luis. Fans and critics have responded positively to the film’s commitment to diversity and representation.

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Hitting Big In The Box Office

Despite conflicting reviews and only a handful of Marvel movies released in February to compare to, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has been a big hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its box office revenues are evidence of the franchise’s enduring popularity.

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Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘s popularity has reached pandemic levels. It may be far behind Black Panther’s debut on February 16, 2018, which earned $75.9 million, but it came close to matching Deadpool‘s debut on February 12, 2016, which earned $44 million.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania certainly deserves your time, whether you’re a die-hard Marvel fan or a casual moviegoer. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end due to its outstanding action sequences, likable characters, and innovative new ideas.

Source: CBR

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.