Fellow newcomer Jesus Revolution also created a buzz at the box office.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania shrinks at the box office after polite review. The film is expecting the biggest second weekend drop in the nearly 15-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the biggest new release of the week — Cocaine bear — excels alongside a faith-based newcomer colleague The Jesus Revolution.

Universal’s action comedy Cocaine bear surpasses expectations with a number one finish on Friday. The film grossed $8.6 million on its first day of release (including $2 million from Thursday previews) and is expected to finish the weekend with $21 million, surpassing projections by $5 million. It’s a return to form for the director Elizabeth Bankshis last film was a disaster Charlie’s Angels restart.


Starring Keri Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Alden Ehrenreich, Cocaine bear Riding the wave of viral advertising and mostly harsh reviews. It also continues Universal’s excellent streak of betting on original films no, M3GAN, A violent night and Knock on the cab. Cocaine bear received a so-so-so B- CinemaScore, which would be low for any other film, but is actually a solid result for a genre picture.

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Between 70% and 72%, depending on the second weekend decline, Ant-Man 3 After an $8.3 million Friday, the sophomore is expected to earn $30 million to $32 million over the weekend. That brings its domestic total to over $143 million. The film opened to $105 million in its traditional three-day debut — a record for an Ant-Man franchise — which expanded to $120 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend. But if the predictions come true, Ant-Man 3 It’s at risk of posting the worst second weekend of any film to open with more than $100 million, and one of the steepest second weekend grosses of any film of its size.

We entered Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice here, but even that blockbuster avoids a more than 70% drop with a 69% in its second weekend. As for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last year Thor: Love and Thunder dropped by 67.7% in its second weekend Black widow It fell 67.8% in its second weekend, although it was impacted by its day-and-date debut on the Disney+ streaming service for a Premium Entry fee. Ang Leeof Hulk it dropped to 69.7% in its second weekend. This could be relevant for Marvel because Ant-Man 3 The franchise was a great entry point to the fifth round.

Based on Lionsgate’s belief The Jesus Revolution the super is looking for a $14 million opening weekend, which would be good enough for third place. The film was initially expected to debut in the single digits heading into the weekend. Among the rest, Avatar: The Waterway It added $1.1 million on Friday the 11th, bringing its domestic total to $661 million. It will soon overtake another James Cameron blockbuster, Titanicin the inner graph, then surpasses it globally last weekend. Warner Bros’ company completed the top five. Magic Mike’s Last Dancebrought in $905,000 on its third Friday, bringing its domestic total to over $21 million.

Positive evaluation Creed III is expected to take first place next week as a debutant director Michael B. Jordan The Rocky spinoff series is hoping for three films of its own to continue its successful run at the box office. you can watch our conversation with Cocaine bear‘s director, Banks here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.