Ant-Man sticks to the top, Pixels debuts in second

It was another solid weekend for Marvel’s newest hero, while the latest from Adam Sandler took a serious dive. Here’s what went down at the box office:

Marvel's Ant-Man..Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..? Marvel 2014

For the second weekend in a row, Marvel’s Ant-Man topped the box office bringing in a solid $24.77 million to raise its two week total to $107 million. While the film is not doing the numbers of an Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s a smaller film and one that cost less than the others. The film should hit $150 million in North America before its run ends.

Debuting in second place with $24 million is Adam Sandler’s Pixels. That number is far from good (much like the film’s reviews) and is a sure sign that Sandler as live action star is pretty much a done deal for the time being.

As for the rest of the top five, Minions was in third place with $22 million. Following in fourth is Trainwreck with $17.1 million, while Southpaw closes things out in fifth place, debuting with a solid $16.5 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Pixels – $35 million
2) Ant-Man – $25 million
3) Paper Towns – $24 million
4) Minions – $23.5 million
5) Trainwreck – $18 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Ant-Man – $24.7 million
2) Pixels – $24 million
3) Minions – $22 million
4) Trainwreck – $17.1 million
5) Southpaw – $16.5 million

Next weekend sees the release of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Vacation. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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