Ant-Man debuts to $58M, Trainwreck opens strong with $30M
The Marvel machine dominate the local box-office this weekend with “Ant-Man,” the latest comic-book inspired franchise from Walt Disney. The film was directed by Peyton Reed, working off a screenplay written by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. The film stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll.
“Ant-Man” opened to a little more than $58M across the country, debuting across an estimated 3,856 screens and taking the top-spot on the domestic charts this week.
Universal Pictures has four films in the top-ten this week, the studio’s animated-comedy “Minions’ took second-place overall with $50.2M domestically. In its second-week in theaters “Minions” now has earned $216.7M domestically.
One of the only other films to open this weekend was “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson. The comedy was directed by Judd Apatow and the script was written by Amy Schumer. “Trainwreck” also comes from Universal Pictures and earned $30.M during the film’s debut weekend, earning third-place overall on the domestic charts.
Walt Disney and Pixar’s latest animated feature “Inside Out” earned an additional $11.7M this weekend, enough to earn fourth-place on the official charts. The popular animated-comedy has now earned over $306.4M domestically since the film was released.
Rounding-out the top-five this weekend was “Jurassic World,” once again from Universal Pictures. The popular dino-epic earned an additional $11.4, over the weekend at 3,645 screens. The film has now earned over $611M domestically since it was released.
In the limited-release schedule, “Mr. Holmes” debuted this weekend from Roadside Attractions with $2.5M at the domestic box-office. The film opened to an estimated 363 locations nationwide.