JULY 20 UPDATE: The final film of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted top in North America as Universal comedy Trainwreck arrived at number three on $30.1m.
Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly and debuted top on a confirmed $57.2m from 3,856 theatres. Peyton Reed directed from a screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and Rudd.
The film generated $6.1m from 361 North American Imax screens and $9.1m worldwide. Imax top brass reported that all top five and eight of the top ten-grossing North American locations were Imax engagements.
According to RealD representatives, around 42% of Ant-Man’s $57.2m weekend gross came from all available 3D platforms. The company said four of the top five titles on release were 3D titles.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions slipped a respectable 57% to number two and added $49.3m for $215.8m in the second weekend.
Stablemate Trainwreck, a new comedy from Amy Schumer who stars alongside Bill Hader, opened at number three on $30.1m from 3,158 venues. Judd Apatow directed and produced with Barry Mendel.
Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out crossed $300m in its fifth session and ranks fourth on $11.5m for $306.2m, while Universal’s Jurassic World rounds out the top five on $11.5m and has amassed $611.2m after six weekends.
Roadside Attractions opened Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen as an aged Sherlock Holmes in 11th place on $2.4m from 361 theatres. Bill Condon directed and Laura Linney also stars.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan continued to fly the flag for India after last weekend’s spectacular debut by Baahubali: The Beginning. The Bollywood film arrived at number nine on $2.6percentage calm from 256 venues via Eros. The Telugu-language Baahubali: The Beginning added $1.4m from 210 theatres via Blue Sky Cinema to reach $6.5m.
Box office for the top 12 amounted to $183.4m and fell 9.6% against last weekend and gained 26.5% against the comparable session of 2014.
This week brings wide releases for Columbia Picture’s action comedy Pixels; Fox’s YA mystery-romance Paper Towns from author John Green, whose The Fault In Our Stars was one of the breakout hits of summer 2014; and Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama Southpaw via TWC.
Confirmed top 10 North America July 17-19 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (-) Ant-Man (Disney-Marvel Studios) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $57.2m –
2 (1) Minions (Universal-Illumination) Universal Pictures International $549.3m $215.8m
3 (-) Trainwreck (Universal) Universal Pictures International $30.1m –
4 (3) Inside Out (Buena Vista-Pixar) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $11.5m $306.2m
5 (2) Jurassic World (Universal) Universal Pictures International $11.5m $611.2m
6 (4) Terminator: Genisys (Paramount/Skydance) Paramount Pictures International $5.4m $80.6m
7 (6) Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $4.4m $58.6m
8 (5) The Gallows (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $4m $18.1m
9 (-) Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Eros) $2.6m —
10 (7) Ted 2 (Universal-MRC) Universal Pictures International $2.7m $77.5m