IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) recently announced that Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania debuted with a $24 million four-day worldwide opening in IMAX — more than the previous two Ant-Man films combined. The latest cinematic journey into the Quantum Realm scored a $12.2 million four-day Domestic IMAX opening, good for an outsized 10 percent of the overall Domestic box office.
IMAX market share was even stronger in China, where the IMAX China network delivered 21 percent of the four-day opening of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on less than 1 percent of screens. The film debuted to a $4 million four-day IMAX gross in China, where it was the first Marvel film to earn a day-and-date Chinese release since 2019.
“Ant-Man is the first new Hollywood blockbuster out of the gate in 2023 – following on the heels of the historic performance of ‘Avatar’ – and its success is yet another early indicator that the IMAX network is set to drive great results in the year ahead,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX. “A Filmed for IMAX release, Ant-Man is exactly the kind of eye-popping, mind-bending spectacle audiences want to experience through our technology and our hats are off to Peyton Reed and our partners at Marvel and Disney for continuing this franchise in thrilling fashion.”
IMAX delivered $11.8 million in International box office for Ant-Man across 77 countries and territories.
A Filmed for IMAX release, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was shot with IMAX digital cameras and features select scenes with IMAX-exclusive expanded aspect ratio. The film will continue to play in the IMAX global network through February and is followed by a rapid succession of franchise films in March including Amazon/MGM’s “Creed III”, Warner Bros./DC’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4. Disney/Marvel’s next blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, debuts on May 5th.