Weekend Box Office:

Perhaps coming as no surprise to a few, Marvel Studios latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes in at #1 with a $57.2 million debut, with a total domestic gross of $57,225,526, thus forcing Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish fans to eat their words and comfort their wounded egos with repeated re-viewings of the entire run of The Cornetto Trilogy and Attack the Block.

Just behind the Paul Rudd superhero blockbuster in the #2 spot is Universal Pictures’ unstoppable Minions, which took in $49.3 million, bringing its total domestic gross up to $215,766,440. The Despicable Me spin-off may have fallen by 57% domestically, but with such a stellar initial performance overseas leading up to its theatrical release in the US, I doubt Illumination Entertainment’s latest feature film is hurting any financially.

In the #3 spot stands Judd Apatow’s latest, Trainwreck, taking in $30.1 million over the course of its opening weekend, which is good news for comedienne Amy Schumer and the Apatow camp in general.

At #4 and #5 are Inside Out and Jurassic World, with Pixar’s latest raking in $11,544,080 bringing its total domestic gross up to $306,247,046, and Universal’s franchise sequel taking $11,454,975 added to a total net gain of $611,228,810, perhaps signaling the end of the reign of the Jurassic era, for now.

Overseas Numbers:

Minions continues its reign globally with a weekend gross abroad of $66.1 million in a total of 56 territories, bringing its international total to $410.4 million and $625.7 million worldwide, proving its viability as a far-reaching independent property, despite not performing quite as well at home.

Ant-Man opened strong in 37 territories with $56.4 million, which combined to its domestic premiere weekend brings its worldwide grosses to $114.4 million, no small feat at all (no pun intended).

 

Prediction Time:     

With Magic Mike XXL and Ted 2 officially dropping out of the Top 5 at the Box Office, and Paper TownsSouthpaw, and Pixels opening this Friday, we may be in for a shake up at the Box Office this weekend. Here’s our prediction:

  1. Ant-Man
  2. Paper Towns
  3. Minions
  4. Pixels
  5. Trainwreck

Featured Image: Ant-Man, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures