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Ant-Man marches past Pixels to move to the top spot

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This weekend Ant-Man went past newly released Pixels to take the top most position at the box office. Over the weekend, Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man has managed to bring in $24.8 million.

Pixels just missed first position with an opening of $24 million. Though studios generally eye to take pride in attaining No. 1 opening, the critical issue over here is if Adam Sandler’s comedy will be able to revive its $88 million budget of production.

Rory Bruer, President of Sony’s global distribution said that the market place was a bit competitive this time if the performance of Jurassic World and Inside Out was considered. And despite of this the opening of Pixels was good enough.

It was found that the critics were not very fond of the new film Pixels. However, younger crowds turned out to the cinema halls as 62 % of them were below 25 years of age. Senior media analyst of Rentrak, Paul Dergarabedian, said that Adam Sandler was still able to attract substantial audience; however the costly film needs to run much more to make up.

He also said that the film really needed to look for the international market which would be the key to its success. Minions and Trainwreck, with $22.1 million and $17.3 million, got the third and fourth position, respectively.

In the mean time, the boxing movie Southpaw exceeded expectations and made a place in the first five with an opening of $16.5 million. Paper Towns stood at the sixth position which got an opening of $12.5 million and the cost of the film was only $12 million.

Very interestingly, the collection from International markets over the weekend shows Monster Hunt and Minions in the top two places with $46 million and $44 million respectively whereas Ant-Man stands at third position with $24.8 million.


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