This weekend Marvel's latest superhero adventure hit cinemas and impressed fans, but failed to reach the heights of it's predecessors. Here are the TOP 5 at the US Box Office this past weekend:
1) ANT-MAN - $58 Million
Marvel's Ant-Man was projected to open at around $60-65 Million this weekend and therefore disappointed, but $58 Million is still respectable for a relatively unknown property like Ant-Man. He doesn't have the name recognition of The Avengers or Iron Man and therefore wasn't expected to open as hugely as those blockbusters but then again....Guardians Of The Galaxy last year opened at $94 Million and that's a lesser known property than Ant-Man!
Hopefully the good word of mouth will mean Ant-Man goes on to do well over the next coming weeks but this is the smallest Marvel opening since The Incredible Hulk in 2008 making just $3 Million more than that film. People seem to be happy with the film, myself included, you can check out my review here. Ant-Man will next be seen in Captain America: Civil War in May 2016 and as of yet no Ant-Man sequel has been announced. I was hoping the Marvel branding and connection to The Avengers would put more butts in seats.
The film also grossed $56 Million internationally which means the film has already grossed $114 Million worldwide on a $130 Million budget, the film will make a profit, but how much exactly is uncertain at this moment.
2) MINIONS - $50.2 Million
The biggest animated movie of the summer seems to be a hit with it's target audience but bored many critics and adult movie goers. The film has already grossed $625 Million worldwide and may be the next Billion dollar movie of 2015.
I had a lot of problems with Minions, it's a very average film that left me almost feeling nothing, check out my full review here.
3) TRAINWRECK - $30.2 Million
Judd Apatow had a great weekend both at the Box Office and with critics as Trainwreck is his biggest opening since Knocked Up in 2007 coming just $7,000 below that film's opening. Audiences and critics seem to be loving his newest comedy and personally I can't wait to see it when it releases in the UK this August. The movie scored 85% on Rotten Tomatoes with critics.
4) INSIDE OUT - $11.6 Million
A movie I am dying to see later this week is Inside Out, unfortunately it doesn't open in the UK until July 24th so I can't comment on the quality of the film but Box Office wise it's doing great, it's already grossed $490 Million worldwide and has yet to open in some countries. My review will be up this weekend!
5) JURASSIC WORLD - $11.4 Million
The biggest movie of the summer may have just had it's last weekend in the TOP 5. Pixels, Southpaw and Paper Towns release this weekend which means Jurassic World is probably going to be gone this time next week but this movie has done incredibly. I liked the movie, had a great time with it as did many critics and audiences. I have no doubt we'll all look back on Jurassic World at the end of the year and still be amazed at the impressive time at the Box Office it had. Over $200 Million domestically on it's domestic opening weekend and already $1.513 Billion worldwide making it the fourth highest grossing film of all time which will most likely take over The Avengers in the next couple of weeks.
What movies did you see this weekend? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97