Ant-Man Falls Short, Trainwreck Overperforms
Ant-Man fell just short of its projection. The film brought in an estimated $58 million this past weekend. Projections had it opening between $60-$65 million.
Ant-Man had the second worst opening for a Marvel film. The worst was The Incredible Hulk which opened with $55.4 million. It also had the lowest average per screen earning, just $15,051 on average. The film has also earned $56.4 million at the foreign box-office bringing its total to $114.44 million so far.
The film does have an “A” CinemaScore, so maybe there’s hope for the film in the long run, but its debut shows a weak spot in Marvel’s impressive armor. It also makes you wonder if it’ll affect the plans for other debut characters coming up such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
Trainwreck, the other major debut this weekend, opened with $30.2 million placing it in third. It’s director Judd Apatow’s second best opening weekend ever. The opening is considered a strong one for the R rated film.
Minions held on to second place earning $50.2 million.
Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to earn bringing in $479,000.
When it comes to totals for the year, Jurrasic World dominates at the domestic box office earning $611.2 million so far, with Age of Ultron in second and $456 million and Furious 7 in third with $351 million.
Worldwide, Jurassic World is now in first with $1.5135 billion so far. That knocks Furious 7 to second with $1.5117 billion and Age of Ultron sits in third with $1.3935 billion.