Quantumania’ Tracking for the huge opening
While “Avatar: The Way of Water” already owns the winter months, it looks like Disney will continue raking in the dough next month with Marvel Studios’ upcoming sequel.Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” The third installment in the “Ant-Man” franchise is headed for a huge opening weekend, currently estimated at $120 million per person. Deadline.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” Tracking for Huge Opening Weekend
If the tracking figures are correct, “Quantumania” would be among the top three opening weekends of the Presidents Day weekend. The top two are already held by Disney and Marvel Studios with “Black Panther” taking the top spot with $242.1 million in 2018 and the first “Deadpool” movie in 2016 with $152.1 million.
The opening would be a major boost for the franchise. The original “Ant-Man” opened with just $57 million in 2015. The film grossed $180 million domestically and $519 million worldwide. Its first sequel, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” opened with $75 million in July 2018 and went on to earn $216 million domestically and $622 million worldwide.
Deadline notes that the threequel is going incredibly high thanks to the presence of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. Kang is one of the main villains in Marvel comics and looks set to become a major force in the MCU for years to come, similar to Thanos in Marvel Studios’ “The Infinity Saga.”
Majors made his MCU debut in the first season of Marvel’s Loki as He Who Remains, an alternate timeline version of Kang the Conqueror. However, “Quantumania” will be Majors’ first official appearance as Kang the Conqueror. Kang is expected to be an over-the-top threat through the Marvel Cinematic Universe titled “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” which hits theaters on May 2, 2025.
The upcoming sequel reunites the cast, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang (Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp), Michael Douglas (the original Ant-Man), Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man), Michelle Pfeiffer and Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp). original Wasp). Bill Murray is also joining the cast in an undisclosed role. Kathryn Newton will also play Scott’s daughter Cassie. Peyton Reed, who directed the first two films, returns for “Quantumania.” The film is directed by Jeff Loveness based on a screenplay.
Taking place sometime after the characters left off in “Endgame,” Scott Lang, his daughter Cassie, Hope, and the Pyms are sucked into the Quantum Realm, where they encounter the despotic tyrant Kang. Kang appears to be trapped in the quantum realm and is trying to manipulate Ant-Man into helping him escape.
“Quantumania” effectively kicks off Phase 5 of the MCU. MCU 4-6. The first three phases were called “The Infinity Saga”. Phase 6 will finally conclude with “Avengers: Secret Wars,” which hits theaters on May 1, 2026. With Kang’s presence, it definitely looks like Phase 4 is off to a great start.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” opens in theaters on February 17. Marvel Studios has two more movies before the end of the year with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” on May 5 and “The Marvels” on July 28.