‘Quantamania’ Experiences a Record-Breaking Second Weekend Decline; Marvel Exhaustion
Published on February 27th, 2023 | Updated on February 27th, 2023 | By FanFest
“Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantamania” earned an impressive $32.2M during its second weekend in theaters, despite a historic 69% decline since the first weekend of release – the steepest drop ever experienced by any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie!
The reception for ‘Quantamania’ has been less than stellar. Earning a Metascore of 50 and Rotten Tomatoes score of 51%, it is the least well-liked movie in MCU history, even outranked by Chloe Zhao’s “Eternals”. Unfortunately, audiences seem to have turned their backs on this film too with its B CinemaScore being an all-time low for any MCU release.
The MCU’s recent collection of films, namely PHASE 4, have been notably the weakest to date and culminated with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” last November. As a result, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been in worse shape since its inception over 15 years ago.
How do you feel about “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Widow,” “Eternals,” and “Doctor Strange into the Multiverse?” Let’s admit it – these movies failed to impress. The only real success was seen in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” which managed to successfully surpass expectations.
PHASE 5 is here, with the highly anticipated ‘Quantamania’ leading the way. What’s to come? “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” “The Marvels,” “Captain America: New World Order,” and more! Get ready for an exciting cinematic journey full of thrill and adventure as we explore these iconic characters in their latest blockbuster films – buckle up folks, it’s going to be one wild ride!
Analysts have been discussing why Marvel’s fourth stage of the MCU has become such a commercial and critical failure. After Endgame, Marvel made some significant errors that had an effect on the efficacy of their movies.
People had a strong bond and investment to these beloved characters, which made it even more difficult when Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, T’Challa, and Thor all passed away. Marvel attempted to fix this by releasing many new films and TV shows but the audience only seemed to tire from the sheer amount of content they were bombarded with. The consequence of market saturation is now being realized as interest starts declining quickly.
It appears that the MCU is finally losing its grip on the public’s attention and imagination, indicating a decline in general interest. We may be nearing the end of superhero domination of popular culture and entertainment. This sentiment can already be seen throughout modern society.
Kevin Feige, the creative force behind Marvel Studios, mapped out their movies at least five years in advance. While this approach was hugely successful before now, it has been met with lukewarm reviews from fans thanks to the dull Kang as a primary antagonist. With an unappealing set-up for what’s next, where does Kevin Feige take us?
Marvel has taken their fan base for granted, and in the long run it cost them greatly.
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