Early box office estimates pointed to Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania making a big impact when it hits theaters on February 17, and the official tracking (via Deadline) data lines up almost perfectly with those initial predictions.
The first Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 movie is expected to take in $120 million over the course of its 4-day opening weekend. If it achieves this result, the superhero adventure will land among the top three openings for the Presidents' Day weekend after Black Panther ($242.1M) and Deadpool ($152.1M).
Quantumania looks to be an altogether darker and more intense outing than its comedic predecessors, and the debut (unless you count his Loki's He Who Remains Variant) of Jonathan Majors' villainous Kang the Conqueror is believed to be a big selling point.
According to Deadline, Kang will have the ability "to replicate himself into different variants and wage wars across the multiverse" (is this new info)?
Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.
Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy O'Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar.
The sci-fi adventure opens in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.