Ant-Man hasn’t been the surprise success that Guardians of the Galaxy was last August when it went on to become 2014’s highest grossing superhero movie, but Marvel’s final Phase 2 release has still had a pretty strong outing at the worldwide box office. After debuting in Japan at #1 with a solid $1.7 million (which is a good start for Western movie), Ant-Man has now sailed past the $400 million mark.
Believe it or not, that $1.7 million opening is bigger than both Captain America: The Winter Solider and Thor: The Dark World, and takes the international box office for Ant-Man up to $223.8 million with $117.6 million from North America for a current total of $401.4 million. The top international markets were the UK ($25.3 million), Korea ($18.9 million), and Mexico ($15.1 million).
MORE NEWS FROM THE WEB
The biggest test for Ant-Man is going to be when it opens in China next month, as that could add a pretty hefty amount to its overall haul and guarantee that a sequel will be released at some point in the future.
Regardless, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang will have a role in Phase 3, as the character has already been confirmed to take on a leading role in Captain America: Civil War next year (where he may just end up becoming Giant-Man if the rumours are to be believed).