“Ant-Man” crept past new opener “Pixels” to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” punched above its weight at the weekend box office, debuting with an estimated $58 million, while Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” also opened strongly with $30.2 million.
“Minions” took over the box office this weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated $115.2 million to see the horde frolic on the big screen.
Anticipated new releases “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator: Genisys” fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” to top the holiday weekend.
“Jurassic World” kept the top spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while Pixar’s “Inside Out” nearly matched it with a $91.1 million debut, well above expectations.
“Jurassic World,” the fourth film in the dinosaur series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first few days in theaters.
Melissa McCarthy left the guys of “Entourage” in the dust, landing her first No. 1 box office debut as a leading lady with an estimated $30 million weekend for the comedy “Spy.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic “San Andreas” hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend.
Disney’s expensive fantasy adventure “Tomorrowland” essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters.
The ladies of “Pitch Perfect 2″ hit all the right notes, amassing a $70.3 million debut. The first film, by comparison, grossed only $65 million domestically across its entire run.
The “Age of Ultron” is not over. The “Avengers” sequel topped the box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to Sunday estimates.
The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time.