The Little Movie That Could – ‘Ant-Man’ Surpasses ‘Captain America’

marvel-studios-captain-america-3-civil-warTwo months into its theatrical run and Ant-Man is proving that it has legs. According to Comicbookresources.com, Forbes has reported that the film has hit $177.5 million at the domestic box office, bumping it up past 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger on the list of Marvel Studios’ top earners. The Paul Rudd starring film now sits above both the first “Cap” film and 2008’s Incredible Hulk, with earned $176.6M and $134.8M respectively.

The new total puts Ant-Man right in the top ten of Marvel’s twelve films, a feat that might not seem impressive until you take into account that it was also Marvel’s cheapest production to date; Ant-Man only cost $130M to make.

With it’s China release date looming ahead, it’s very likely that Ant-Man will also pass the first Thor film, which earned $181M domestically and $449.3M worldwide. Ant-Man‘s worldwide total stands at $401.4M as of this past weekend.

Evidence of Ant-Man‘s box office staying power comes just after Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder publicly poked at the film, calling it a “flavor of the week.” Ant-Man opens in China on October 16.

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