Mission accomplished!MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION makes a smashing debut at the Box Office with $52 million from 3,956 theatres for Paramount Pictures! Compared to its Predecessors, it rates second among the popular Franchise only behind 2000’s MISSION POSSIBLE II, which opened with $57 million. Critics adored this latest installment which places a still highly-bankable Tom Cruise opposite Swedish-born Actress Rebecca Ferguson, giving it 92% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
VACATION opens in second with $14 million from 3,411 theatres for Warner Bros. This latest installment of the National Lampoon’s Franchise is the biggest opening for the Series, which dates all the way back to 1983. Critics gave the Comedy starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate a 23% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
ANT-MAN in its third week out earns $12.4 million for Disney/Marvel, from 3,322 theatres. Thus far it has grossed $183 million.
MINIONS ranks fourth this weekend with $12.1 million for Universal Pictures in its fourth week out. It has made $283 million this far domestically.
PIXELS places fifth for Sony Pictures with $10.1 million in its second week out, just ahead of TRAINWRECK with $9.7 million for Universal Pictures.
JURASSIC WORLD still is going strong, hanging-on to the Top Ten with $3.6 million in tenth spot. In eight weeks it has banked $631 million for Universal Pictures.
For a second consecutive week, ANT-MAN steals the show at the Box Office with $24.7 million across North America from 3,868 theatres for Disney/Marvel. The Action-Fantasy starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas edges-out some pretty stiff competition from debuting Films this weekend.
Opening in second is Toronto-filmed PIXELS from Sony, with $24 million. The ’80s-inspired Action-Comedy starring Adam Sandler played at 3,723 theatres across North America. Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore, while Critics hammered it with an 18% on the Tomatometer.
MINIONS in its third week pulls-in $22 million for Universal Pictures, now in its third week. Thus far it has grossed $261 million domestically.
TRAINWRECK in its fourth week earns $17 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy starring Comedienne Amy Schumer made headlines after a shooting had taken place during a showing of the Film in Louisiana last week but this certainly did not deter supportive Moviegoers. It now has tallied-in at $61 million in just two weeks.
SOUTHPAW opens in fifth with $16 million from 2,772 theatres for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films. Critics didn’t think much of it with a mixed 58% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences absolutely loved the Boxing Drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, giving it an A CinemaScore, which will help its word of mouth.
PAPER TOWNS marks Supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s first starring role in a wide release, opening with $12.5 million from 3,031 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics had mixed feelings about the Novel Adaptation with a 57% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Paramount Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has made $85 million in its domestic run.
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.
While we’ve got a while to go till July, this exciting new Teaser from ANT-MAN will quench our thirsts! See this new Preview for the first full Trailer for the Film, which surfaces tomorrow! This Spot premiered during the MTV Movie Awards!
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
See the new Teaser:
UPDATE! The official Trailer below:
Marvel Entertainment Canada release ANT-MAN on Friday, July 17, 2015.
We legit miss Paul Rudd and finally getting to see this proper first look at ANT-MAN, we must say we are that much more satiated. FOR NOW. This Teaser gives a taste of the distinct action-packed comedic tone that Comic possesses and we’re anxious to see how Director Peyton Reed interprets this fully.
See the Teaser:
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket,Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
See the Teaser Poster:
Marvel Canada release ANT-MAN on Friday, July 17, 2015.
Marvel certainly knows how to do it big and this morning at L.A.’s El Capitan Theatre we learned through President Kevin Feige not only that Breakout Star Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) has confirmed what we’ve known all along – he’s a Megastar – the brilliant Actor has been announced to star as BLACK PANTHER!
In addition, several release dates have been confirmed on their Blockbuster Marquee Slate including:
5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
11/2/18 – INHUMANS
5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II
Impressive, right? We’re so waiting on DOCTOR STRANGE casting news, although we certainly aren’t alone in wanting Benedict Cumberbatch to get the assignment! The thought of 2019 actually kinda scares us on some levels!
Dates of course are subject to change. Are we excited?
Nobody does it bigger than Marvel at Comic-Con and while we were dreaming of being in San Diego, the Stars were out in full-force at the annual Convention. Marvel in Hall H before 6,100+ Fans brought out the Casts of Avengers: Age of Ultron and also Ant-Man, the latter which is set to begin filming this August! Despite much speculation of additional Films to come, Kevin Feige (Chief of Marvel Studios) would only confirm details of ones to come out in 2015.
Feige unveiled the impressive Cast of Ant-Man including: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly. Stoll thanks to his turn on House of Cards, has seen his stock rise considerably and will be at TIFF ’14 this Fall with two Films!
Avengers: Age of Ultron was represented by some Heavyweights among others including Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. (who is set to open TIFF ’14 with The Judge), Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen – the latter three new to join the Franchise.
2015 certainly cannot come soon enough for us!
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada/Getty Images)