Ant Man pulled in $22.6 Million on it’s opening Friday. That is the second smallest Marvel Friday. Rotten Tomatoes has it at a 79% and Audience Score of 92% liking it.
I haven’t had a chance to go see it yet, but it looks like it is being well received. So, perhaps word of mouth will get a fire underneath it.
It might be falling into a trap between Avengers 2 and Captain America: Civil War. These 2 movies have been talked about with so much anticipation and well, Ant Man shrinks to the size of an ant and rides a winged ant. That doesn’t make you jump up and down and go “WOW! A guy rides an ant!” Hopefully the movie is fun and is entertaining and word of mouth gets it rolling.