A tiny superhero bested a pack of yellow “henchmen” to win the North American box office race for the second week in a row, according to projections by tracking firm Rentrack.
“Ant-Man,” from Disney/Marvel Studios, took in another $24.7 million, passing the $100 million mark for the first time.
The critically panned Adam Sandler comedy, “Pixels”, about evil video games, disappointed with a $24 million weekend, but still managed a second-place finish.
Meanwhile, Universal’s “Minions” continued to prove its worth at theaters, ranking third with a take of $22 million. Universal’s Amy Schumer showcase,” Trainwreck”, attracted $17.2 million.”Southpaw,” a boxing flick starring Jake Gyllenhaal, finished fifth with $16.5 million.
Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “Paper Towns”($12. 5 million),”Inside Out” ($7.3 million), “Jurassic World” ($6.85 million), “Mr.Holmes” ($2.8 million), and “Terminator: Genisys” ($2.4 million).
Final figures will be released later Monday.
— Staff and wire reports
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