Box Office Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Eyes The ‘First Avenger’

Ant-Man is pulling away from The Incredible Hulk at the box office but is still $19,110,835 away from Captain America: The First Avenger. The odd-ball hero just wrapped up week five at the box office generating $5,493,417. Marvel films usually stay in the theater for 16 weeks, Avengers: Age of Ultron is on week 15.

Ant-Man has beat Captain America in weeks five and six, also Ant-Man is playing on more theaters and isn’t dropping off as much as The First Avengers did week to week. Is Ant-Man getting a box office boost due to the bomb that was Fantastic Four? Ant-Man is projected to finish right around $170,000,000.

If Ant-Man does beat Captain America: The First Avenger at the box office it will be a photo finish in week 16.

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Rank,Film,Year,Opening Weekend,Gross
1,The Avengers,2012,$207.4M,$623.4M
2,Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015, $191.2M,$457.3M
3,Iron Man 3, 2013, $174.1M, $409M
4,Iron Man 2, 2010, $128.1M, $312.4M
5,Iron Man, 2008, $98.6M, $318.4M
6,Captain America: Winter Soldier, 2014, $95M, $259.7M
7,Guardians of the Galaxy,2014,$94.3M,$318.4M
8,Thor: Dark World, 2013,$85.7M,$206.3M
9,Thor, 2011,$65.7M,$181M
10, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2011,$65M,$176.6M
11,Ant-Man, 2015,$58M,$157.5M
12,The Incredible Hulk, 2008,$55.4M, $134.5M
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Matthew Sardo
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