Small things continue to dominate the big Summer box office as "Ant-Man" holds on to #1 for a second weekend with an extra 24.8 million. This helps it just barely cross over the 100 mil cume mark and should have enough tiny legs to get halfway to 200 mil. New at #2 is "Pixels" with a soft opening of only 24 mil. Below overall expectations but also kind of what we expect from a Sandler film. Holding ground at #3 is "Minions" with 22 mil and now at 260 mil cume domestic. Should get to 300 at least when it is all said and done. Holding at #4 is "Trainwreck" with another 17.3 mil and not a bad number despite the bad press of the theatre shooting. It just happened to be this movie the incident took place in but there was no significance to it, just random and senseless. New at #5 is "Southpaw" with 16.5 mil to open. Very low number but as mentioned last week this film had low buzz and I think that box office reflects that a bit.
New movies that did not open in top 5:
Just one this week as "Paper Towns" only opened with 12.5 mil and enough for the #6 spot this week. Below expectations but even those were not that high or strong. This film might have some legs but not enough.
New movies next week:
Two new wide releases coming up this weekend. First up is the remake of a classic ... "Vacation" with around 2500 screens and looks to be OK. Not sure what new twists can be added to what was already an amazing film and now classic. I think this may hit the low 20's if lucky. Up next is another sequel is the ever popular franchise ... "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" with over 3000 screens and looks to be high energy, big stunts and potential big box office! This should easily take #1 and could open in the north of 40 range.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst