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Monday Box Office Breakdown (ANT-MAN Clinches #1, TRAINWRECK Comes in at a Strong #3)


Any way you cut it, the top dog this weekend was Paul Rudd, whose endearing NEW YORK - JULY 23:  (U.S. TABS OUT) Actor Paul Rudd makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live on July 23, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)smile and newfound superhero chops carried Ant-Man to #1 with $58M. True, the movie underperformed compared to the expected $60M-$65M predictions, but for Rudd, it was his biggest live-action opening in which he was the main star (next after that would be Dinner for Schmucks at $23M). Congratulations to him!

Nipping at the heels of the hero was Minions, coming in at $50M. It fell off 56% in its second week, but with it’s $115M opening, it still was able to retain #2.

amy-schumer-headshotThe other big comedy actor of the weekend was Amy Schumer and her starring role in Trainwreck! It took $30.2M for the weekend, overperforming the initial predictions, and proving that Schumer has a broader appeal than just her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. Congrats to her!

The movie was also a big win for Judd Apatow, who directed the movie and has made it the 2nd biggest opening weekend in his career (just behind Knocked Up, which took $30.9M).

Exciting news for box-office receipts, but the real shocker for us was on the MoviePass side! Trainwreck was #1 in our users for this weekend, beating Ant-Man by less than 1% (30.7% vs 29.8%). What an upset!! Normally, Marvel knocks any other competitor out of the park, but does this weekend indicate a shift in tastes or boredom with the summer superhero fare? We’ll have to wait and see…

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