Long Range Forecast: Ant-Man

Featured Stories - on May 22, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Paul Rudd enters the Marvel Universe this July with the release of Ant-Man, the latest superhero flick to come out of the wildly successful Disney/Marvel union. Will Ant-Man join the ranks as another huge hit or will it deliver more modest numbers? This week BoxOffice takes a look at the commercial prospects. 

Ant-Man
(Disney)

 PROS:

- Coming off of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Marvel brand is as big as it's ever been.
- Paul Rudd brings a loyal fanbase with him.
- The supporting cast--which includes Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly--is quite impressive.

CONS:

- The Ant-Man character is not as well known as Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, etc.
- The film's first trailer was met with mixed reactions and it hasn't fully rebounded.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Ant-Man Jul 17, 2015 Disney
$58,000,000 $147,000,000
Trainwreck Jul 17, 2015 Universal
$30,000,000 $110,000,000
Self/Less Jul 10, 2015 Focus
$5,500,000 $14,000,000
The Gallows Jul 10, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$11,000,000 $25,000,000
Minions Jul 10, 2015 Universal
$83,000,000 $300,000,000
Magic Mike XXL Jul 1, 2015 Warner Bros.
$29,000,000 $101,000,000
Terminator Genisys Jul 1, 2015 Paramount
$32,000,000 $107,000,000
Max Jun 26, 2015 Warner Bros.
$12,000,000 $40,000,000
Ted 2 Jun 26, 2015 Universal
$59,000,000 $180,000,000
Dope Jun 19, 2015 Open Road
$6,000,000 $19,000,000
Inside Out Jun 19, 2015 Disney
$71,000,000 $280,000,000
Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal
$100,000,000 $260,000,000
Insidious: Chapter 3 Jun 5, 2015 Focus
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
Spy Jun 5, 2015 Fox
$39,000,000 $145,000,000
Entourage Jun 3, 2015 Warner Bros.
$15,000,000 $43,000,000
Aloha May 29, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$16,000,000 $43,000,000
San Andreas May 29, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$33,000,000 $89,000,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.  

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