After what seems like a lifetime of waiting, “Ant-Man” is finally here. As most of you know, It wasn’t easy getting here, and the long wait included two directors, multiple screenplays, and casting changes that made may fans insane with anger.
Thanks to all that drama, “Ant-Man” may be Marvel’s biggest gamble yet. But the tiny hero is poised for a solid debut this weekend.
Early tracking has “Ant-Man” finishing the weekend somewhere in the low sixties, which to be fair, is not uncommon for Marvel rookies: in 2011 “Captain America: The First Avenger” opened to $65.1 million, and the first “Thor” made $65.7 million.
A similar opening may be enough for “Ant-Man” to earn the top spot. But still, that’s not exactly the blockbuster opening you come to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, Marvel scoring the top spot is not a guarantee at all. If last week’s top movie, “Minions,” holds up better than expected in week two, or if “Ant-Man” underperforms like Age of Ulton did, there’s a decent chance that the little yellow money makers could stay at number one. If that happens it would be a huge blow to the mighty Marvel folks.
Also opening this weekend is Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck.” The R rated comedy is eyeing a debut somewhere in the mid to high teens.And with respectable reviews (87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and Amy Schumer’s fanbase, “Trainwreck” should finish in third place this weekend.