Not surprisingly, Ant-Man, Marvel Studios’ newest MCU film, won the box office its opening weekend, beating out Minions which saw a nearly 57% drop from it’s first week. Check out the list of the Top 10 highest grossing films from this weekend’s box office below.
Before we dive into the specific numbers, let’s take a deeper dive into Ant-Man. While it did win its opening weekend with an estimated $58.04 million, those numbers pale in comparison to Marvel Studios’ previous hitters. In fact, the first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Iron Man, brought in $98.62 million in it’s opening weekend way back in May of 2008. The first Thor made $65.72 million in May of 2011 while Captain America: The First Avenger made $65.06 million in July of the same year. In fact, only one film brought in less during its opening weekend, The Incredible Hulk with $55.41 back in June 2008 and to be fair, we had just seen a Hulk-centric film in 2003. Now, we are only talking about official MCU movies here. Ant-Man did beat out other Marvel films including X-Men, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, Fantastic Four (2005), and Big Hero 6, just to name a few of the more popular movies. What does this mean for the newest hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Probably not much. Many expected Ant-Man to fall short of previous Marvel Studios films simply because people don’t know the character as well and we haven’t had an origin story in this universe for a while. We do expect to see Scott Lang join up with the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. To see what we thought of the film, check out our review of Ant-Man.
Also breaking into the list with their opening weekend, Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer. She also wrote the film. It’s directed by Judd Apatow. Our limited release film is Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen.
- Ant-Man ($58.04 million in opening weekend across 3,856 theaters)
- Minions ($50.2 million in second weekend, totaling $216.69 million)
- Trainwreck ($30.2 million in opening weekend across 3,158 theaters)
- Inside Out ($11.66 million in fifth weekend, totaling $306.36 million)
- Jurassic World ($11.4 million in sixth weekend, totaling $611.17 million)
- Terminator: Genisys ($5.4 million in third weekend, totaling $80.64 million)
- Magic Mike XXL ($4.5 million in third weekend, totaling $58.64 million)
- The Gallows ($4 million in second weekend, totaling $18 million)
- Ted 2 ($2.7 million in fourth weekend, totaling $77.457 million)
- Mr. Holmes ($2.489 million in opening weekend, limited release across 363 theaters)
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