Ant-Man Hits $500 Million Worldwide


Let the puns begin!

Ant-Man performs the not-so-small feat of hitting half a billion dollars.

Ant-Man proves to be a giant worldwide.

Ant-Man grows even bigger with China debut.

Via Variety, we have news that Ant-Man has hit a worldwide total of $500 million.   Box Office Mojo is showing that the sci-fi heist actioner has earned a domestic box-office total of $179,017,481 and a foreign box-office total of $319,500,000.  Debuting in China on October 16, 2015, the film has earned $86.4 million, and now holds the record as the second biggest three-day opening weekend for a Disney or Marvel film in that region.  Ant-Man also has the honor of being the seventh consecutive film to reach $500 million, and the ninth film, overall, to reach that figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

People may think that any comic book-related movie being released in the 21st century is going to do well.  However, Fantastic Four, another Marvel property which was produced by rival studio 20th Century Fox, was critically panned and derided by audiences.  Some have labeled it to be one of the worst comic book movies ever.  Some say it could be one of the worst movies of the year overall.  Like Ant-Man, Fantastic Four had its share of production problems, but Ant-Man with its winning team of Feige and company, proved that Marvel Studios still has the golden touch.

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Released in the United States on July 17, 2015, Ant-Man closes out Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is directed by Peyton Reed, written by Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer, and Adam McKay, and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym / Ant-Man.

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