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Ant-Man Inches Out Pixels, Minions to Top Weekend Box Office at $24.8M

Paul Rudd topped the weekend box office as Ant-Man, the Marvel comic book hero movie. (Photo: Marvel)

Paul Rudd topped the weekend box office as Ant-Man, the Marvel comic book hero movie. (Photo: Marvel)


“Ant-Man,” starring Paul Rudd was no small fry at the box office, edging out Adam Sandler comedy “Pixels” and former No. 1 champ “Minions,” with a respectable $24.8 million take. But it fell far shot of other Marvel comic book movies.

“Southpaw,” starring a pumped up Jake Gyllenhaal and “Paper Towns,” featuring model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne, both debuted with respectable showings in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

In Ant-Man, Rudd plays petty thief and two-time loser Scott Lang. He’s recruited by scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to test an experimental suit that shrinks Lang to the size of an ant and give’s him an ant’s proportional strength.

Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer and David Dastmalchian also appear in the film.

“Ant-Man” scored a 64 rating on Metacritic and a 79 rating on rottentomatoes, both of which chart reviews.

Newcomers “Paper Towns” and “Southpaw” didn’t fare quite so well with critics.

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TOP 10 WEEKEND BOX OFFICE TALLY
#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.
1Ant-Man$24,76M3,868$6,403$106M2
2Pixels$24M3,723$6,446$24M1
3Minions$22M4,066$5,425$261.6M3
4Trainwreck$17.3M3,171$5,449$61.5M2
5Southpaw$16.5M2,772$5,952$16.5M1
6Paper Towns$12.5M3,031$4,124$12.5M1
7Inside Out (2015)$7.35M2,717$2,707$320.3M6
8Jurassic World$6.85M2,645$2,590$623.7M7
9Terminator Genisys$2.4M1,702$1,410$85.7M4
10Magic Mike XXL$1.87M1,440$1,295$63.1M4

Source: BoxOffice.com


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