Box office: The top 10 movies of the weekend (besides Ant-Man and the Wasp)

Universal's The First Purge, photo via
Universal's The First Purge, photo via /

Marvel never fails to deliver at the box office. Its 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe release, Ant-Man and the Wasp, took over theaters this weekend. What other movies made the top 10?

Ant-Man and the Wasp collected $76 million domestically. Add in foreign box office numbers, and it has a total of $161 million, but it’s just getting started. The 20th MCU film has yet to be released in theaters everywhere. Over the next several weeks, Ant-Man and the Wasp will premiere in more markets. The movie will surely continue to break bank, and it already has accumulated more than its predecessor — The first Ant-Man (2015) debuted to $57.2 million.

The box office number are in! Here’s how other movies did this weekend…

When a Marvel movie premieres, other studios stay clear out of its way. But on Wednesday night, just in time for the Fourth of July, The First Purge premiered. Debuting before Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s big weekend was a smart move, but it didn’t really do much for the movie.

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The movie didn’t do too bad, though. With a budget of $13 million, The First Purge had a $17.1 million weekend. Its worldwide total is now $41.9 million. The movie settled for fourth place.

Meanwhile, behind Ant-Man and the Wasp is Incredibles 2. The long-awaited sequel continues to amaze, collecting $29 million this weekend. The animated movie now has $772.7 million worldwide. Will it be breaking $1 billion before it leaves theaters?

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In third, you’ll find Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomwith a $28.5 million weekend. The second movie in the new Jurassic trilogy may not have been well-received by critics or fans, but it has now passed $1 billion worldwide at the box office.

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From Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8, here are the top 10 movies:

  1. Ant-Man and the Wasp: $76 million
  2. Incredibles 2$29 million
  3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: $28.5 million
  4. The First Purge: $17.1 million
  5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado: $7.3 million
  6. Uncle Drew: $6.6 million
  7. Ocean’s 8$5.2 million
  8. TAG: $3.1 million
  9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: $2.5 million
  10. Deadpool 2: $1.6 million

Up next, the box office will be a crowded one with the release of Skyscraper, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Eight Grade, and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. What will you be watching in theaters this weekend?