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Ant-Man Beats Pixels at US Box Office


Marvel’s Ant-Man has continued to top the US box office, beating off a challenge by Adam Sandler’s Pixels.

Ant-Man took $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its US earnings to $106.1 million.

Pixels, which scored generally unfavorable reviews on Metacritic, missed first place with $24 million on its debut weekend.

However, Adam Sandler’s movie attracted younger people with 62% of its audience aged under 25.Pixels US box office

The comedy sees an alien race trying to wipe out mankind using 1980s video game characters like Pac-Man.

Despicable Me prequel Minions and Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck took the third and fourth spots with $22.1 million and $17.3 million, respectively.

Southpaw, a drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, landed a strong uppercut, placing in the top five with a $16.5 million opening.

Paper Towns, an adaptation of John Green’s novel, starring Cara Delevigne, opened in sixth place with $12.5 million.

According to exit polls, 71% of Paper Towns audience was female and 78% were under age 25.

North American box office Top 5:

  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

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