Ant-Man retained its no. 1 spot leaving the new release Pixels to open at second number despite being a low-budget Marvel production
Paul Rudd in miniature super-hero suit, two things no one anticipated could work on the screen yet they strangely have. The Marvel latest hit prevailed at the box office for the second consecutive week. More so it retained its no. 1 spot on the US box office as well.
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Despite being a low budget project movie of $113 million, the movie has done exceptionally well. The producers never anticipated it to be a big hit like the Avengers. The movie has surprised the box office analysts as well as Marvel in becoming a hit like the unexpected hit Guardians of the Galaxy only not so popular and grossing. The movie brought in a total of $24,765,000 which also succeeded in crossing the $100 million mark this weekend.
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The movie also managed to leave behind the new Adam Sandler, end of the world comedy “Pixels” which features 1980s video games characters such as Pacman. Production anticipated a big turnover with nostalgic fans.
The film managed to open at the second spot at $24,000,000, which is less than previous Adam Sandler movies which were not considered commercial hits. Unlike by the critics, the movie is however being watched by kids and is yet to prove its status as it reaches worldwide fans to accommodate its huge budget that went into making the film.
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The Minions have slipped down the third spot but still going strong for earning $760 million dollars as of yet since its release. It is the fourth successful Universal studios movie this year following Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2 and Furious 7.
The movie was followed by Jue Aptow’s Trainwreck which had a respectable standing at the box office. The two surprises came in the form of Jake Gyllenhall’s R-rated boxing drama "Southpaw" with $16.5 million landing on 5th spot. Analysts contribute the unexpected success of the movie to Jake Gyllenhall promoting the movie properly. The other surprise was the lacking performance of Paper Towns.
Based on the John Greene novel by the same name. Greene’s fan following and the success of his previous book’s movie adaptation “The Fault in Our Stars” led many to believe a similar outcome for Paper Towns. The demographic this time around was different and the movie did not do as well as anticipated.
Top 10 movies this weekend (via Rentrak) are:
- Ant-Man $24.8 million
- Pixels $24 million
- Minions $22.1 million
- Trainwreck $17.3 million
- Southpaw $16.5 million
- Paper Towns $12.5 million
- Inside Out $7.4 million
- Jurassic World $6.7 million
- Mr. Holmes $2.8 million
- Terminator Genisys $2.4 million