#BOXOFFICE: “ANT-MAN” INVADES BOX OFFICE AT #1
Although expectations were modest, ANT-MAN would take the top of the Box Office this weekend with a solid $56 million debut for Disney/Marvel, from 3,856 theatres. Of course this is off the mark of other franchise debuts from the Studio like Iron Man ($98 million in 2008), Captain America ($65 million in 2011), Thor ($65 million in 2011), Avengers ($207 million in 2012). Critics nonetheless were please with a 79% on the Tomatometer and Audiences also would give it an A CinemaScore, which should bode well for a bit of traffic in following weeks due to word of mouth.
In second this weekend was last week’s Champ, MINIONS with $50 million in its second week out from 4,311 theatres for Universal Pictures. Cumulatively it has earned $216 million domestically so far.
TRAINWRECK is a warm debut for Comedienne Amy Schumer into the world of Cinema, opening in third with $30 million from 3,158 theatres for Universal Pictures. Critics were impressed with an 85% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
INSIDE OUT shows incredibly staying power in fourth with $11.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fifth week of release.
JURASSIC WORLD slips to fifth spot in its sixth week out with $11.4 million for Universal Pictures, surpassing $611 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten this weekend is MR. HOLMES, opening in 363 theatres across North America with $2.4 million. Critics approved with 85% on the Tomatometer for the Thriller starring Sir Ian McKellen and helmed by The Twilight Saga Director Bill Condon.