July 4th Had Very Healthy U.S. Box-Office

July 4th Had Very Healthy U S Box Office

The July 4th holiday on Wednesday proved a profitable one for cinema with the U.S. domestic box-office for the holiday reaching its highest level in five years and up by 29% from last year.

Fuelled by the likes of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with $11.5 million, “Incredibles 2” with $9.6 million and the just-opened “The First Purge” with $9.3 million, around $43.5 million in tickets in total were bought – the biggest since 2013 when “Despicable Me 2” was in cinemas.

Things are set to continue looking rosy too with “Ant-Man and the Wasp” pull ing in $11.5 million in Thursday night previews – putting it well above the likes of “Doctor Strange” ($9.4M), “Wonder Woman” ($11M) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($11.2M). That suggests it will beat out the $75-85 million opening weekend estimates is has been tracking for in the past few weeks.

Source: THR