Weekend Box Office Report: July 24-26, 2015
Ant-Man stands tall at #1!
For a second weekend, Marvel's shrinking superhero took the top spot at the box office as ANT-MAN gathered an estimated opening of $24.7 million!
Paul Rudd's diminutive friend of insects dropped 56% from its opening last week, but has a 10-day domestic total of $106 million and $226.4 million worldwide so far.
Opening in second place was the new action-comedy PIXELS with $24 million. The high-concept movie from director Chris Columbus freatures Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage battling an invasion of retro videogame characters, and came with a reported $90 million cost.
Critics yanked the plug on PIXELS with 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, and moviegoers gave it a 'B' CinemaScore. The PG-13 release has also earned an additional $25.4 million from international crowds.
Those little MINIONS were in third place with $22.1 million as the DESPICABLE ME prequel has reached a $261.6 million domestic total after three weekends in theaters. The jabbering yellow henchmen's effort to take over the world finds them with a $759 million global total.
Amy Schumer's R-rated comedy TRAINWRECK was in fourth with $17.3 million, with the Judd Apatow production down only 42% from last weekend's opening. Its 10-day total is at $61.5 million on a reported $30 million budget.
Fighting its way to fifth was the new Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama SOUTHPAW with a $16.5 million opening. The R-rated movie from director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, THE EQUALIZER) got Jake in beastly shape but got a mixed critical response of 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences cheered the ring redemption with an 'A' CinemaScore.
In sixth was the new teen drama PAPER TOWNS with an opening of $12.5 million. The latest John Green adaptation didn't quite reach the heights of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS' initial success (it opened with $48 million last June and went on to $307 million worldwide), but the movie only cost a reported $12 million and has made $28.5 million worldwide so far. Critics were cool to the coming-of-age tale (58% on Rotten Tomatoes) and crowds gave it a 'B+' CinemaScore.
Pixar's INSIDE OUT was sorting memories in seventh with $7.3 million (it's up to $550 million worldwide), followed by the summer smash JURASSIC WORLD in eighth with $6.9 million as the dinosaur park's success has overtaken THE AVENGERS on both the domestic and worldwide all-time charts.
Sir Ian McKellan's senior Sherlock moved up a spot to ninth with $2.8 million for MR. HOLMES (still on just 686 screens), while TERMINATOR GENISYS looks headed for the scrapyard (albeit with $305 million worldwide).
Next weekend has Tom Cruise back with more stunt-filled espionage in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, and Ed Helms takes over for Chevy Chase as head of a new Griswold VACATION (on Wednesday). Limited releases include the drama THE END OF THE TOUR.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||Ant-Man||$24.7 M||$106 M|
|3.||Minions||$22.1 M||$261.6 M|
|4.||Trainwreck||$17.3 M||$61.5 M|
|6.||Paper Towns||$12.5 M|
|7.||Inside Out||$7.3 M||$320.3 M|
|8.||Jurassic World||$6.9 M||$623.8 M|
|9.||Mr. Holmes||$2.8 M||$6.4 M|
|10.||Terminator: Genisys||$2.4 M||$85.6 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|