“Ant-Man” Leads Box Office With $58 Million

By Staff  |  07/20/2015


Marvel's Ant-Man narrowly beat out Minions this weekend to top all movies at the box office.

The latest Marvel film earned over $58 million, coming in a little below other stand-alone Marvel films such as 2011's Thor ($65.7 million) and 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger ($65.1 million). In Ant-Man, Paul Rudd stars as con-man Scott Lang, who is armed with a super-suit that allows him to shrink in scale but increase in strength, so he can pull off a heist that will save the world.

Last weekend's top movie, Minions lands in second with $50.2 million, bringing its two-week haul to $216.6 million; Disney/Pixar's Inside Out lands at #4 with $11.6 million; and Jurassic World closes out the top 5 with $11.4 million and a domestic total of $611.1 million.

The weekend's other wide release, Amy Schumer's big-screen debut, Trainwreck, opened with $30.2 million, making the R-rated release one of the biggest comedy successes this summer. It's also the second best opening for Judd Apatow as a director following Knocked Up.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of Cara Delevigne's drama Paper Towns, the Adam Sandler action/comedy Pixels, and Jake Gyllenhaal's boxing drama Southpaw.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Ant-Man," $58 million ($56.4 million international).
2. "Minions," $50.2 million ($66.2 million international).
3. "Trainwreck," $30.2 million.
4. "Inside Out," $11.7 million ($21. 3 million international).
5. "Jurassic World," $11.4 million ($12.3 million international).
6. "Terminator Genisys," $5.4 million ($22.2 million international).
7. "Magic Mike XXL," $4.5 million ($5.8 million international).
8. "Gallows," $4 million ($2.1 million international).
9. "Ted 2," $2.7 million ($7.5 million international).
10. "Mr. Holmes," $2.5 million.