Monday Box Office Report- Damn ants!

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Damn ants! First they were in my sugar! Then they started raiding the cat food! Now they’re in my cinema? IS THERE NO END TO MY SUFFERING? Ant-Man kicked the Phase 2 weekend off for Marvel, with an opening US weekend of just over $58 million.

Disney projected around $60-$65 million on opening weekend for their smallest hero, so this total wasn’t too surprising exactly. Ant-Man was always going to be a tough sell, but it is by no means the weakest weekend for a Marvel movie. Thanks to some heat from Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s still above the openings of The Incredible Hulk ($55 million) and a little bit over Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor.

Ant-Man will most likely be a sleeper success in the long-run, as word of mouth is currently quite high for the flick. Here’s how the rest of the box office did over the North American weekend:

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  • Ant-Man – $58 Million
  • Minions – $50.2 Million
  • Train-Wreck – $30.2 Million
  • Inside Out – $11.6 Million
  • Jurassic World – $11.4 Million
  • Terminator Genisys – $5.4 Million
  • Magic Mike XXL – $4.5 Million
  • The Gallows – $4 Million
  • Ted 2 – $2.7 Million
  • Mr Holmes – $2.4 Million

What was the top-ranking film ten years ago? That would be Tim Burton’s Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, which opened up to over $56.1 million in 2005. Not bad for a movie that may have been about a sociopathic chocolate-dealer.

Last Updated: July 20, 2015

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