Adam Sandler’s Pixels failed to stomp on Ant-Man this weekend at the domestic box office, with the latest Marvel superhero to hit the silver screen edging out the largely panned retro games comedy.
In its second weekend Ant-Man banked a further $24.8 million at the box office, bringing its domestic total to over $106 million. While Ant-Man markedMarvel’s lowest domestic debut since The Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man’s additional $120.4 million in international receipts combines for a two-week worldwide total of $226 million, already close to The Incredible Hulk’s total haul ($263.4m).
Effects-laden comedy Pixels racked up a domestic total of $24 million, which is an improvement for Sandler over 2014’s Blended (one of the comedian’s worst ever openings at $14.2 million) and roughly on par with the $25 million opening for 2011’s similarly critically savaged Jack and Jill.
Minions, which scrapped in another $22.1 million domestically, nabbed third place but was number one worldwide. Its global box office is now just shy of $760 million. Good results for Trainwreck plus new film Southpaw rounded out the top five.
Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:
1. Ant-Man $24.8 million
2. Pixels $24 million
3. Minions $22.1 million
4. Trainwreck $17.3 million
5. Southpaw $16.5 million
6. Paper Towns $12.5 million
7. Inside Out $7.4 million
8. Jurassic World $6.7 million
9. Mr. Holmes $2.8 million
10. Terminator Genisys $2.4 million