Ant-Man #1 At Box-Office Over Adam Sandler's Pixels

AntManAdam Sandler's latest film Pixels started off well by winning the Friday night domestic box-office with $9.4 million, but that didn't continue as the weekend progressed and families headed out to the theater. Coming in with $24 million, the film fell just short of the top spot to by a little over $700,000.

What was in the #1 slot was Marvel's Ant-Man in its second week of release. The film took in $24,765,000 to bring its 10-day total to $106 million. That puts it behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier by $52 million and Guardians of the Galaxy by $70 million for the same time frame. But its within $10 to $15 million of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. The film is well ahead of The Incredible Hulk, the lowest grossing film in the MCU.

Rounding out the top five, the animated feature Minions took third with $22 million in its third week, the romantic comedy Trainwreck pull another $17 million in it's second week and the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing movie Southpaw had an opening weekend of $16.5 million for fifth place.

The less than stellar numbers at this weekends box office will likely be made up for over the next three weeks as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Fantastic Four and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. are set to debut, each is expected to take the top spot in its respective weekend.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.