‘Ant-Man’ holds off ‘Pixels’ to stay atop weekend box office

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Though it was a relatively slow weekend at the box office, a last second push by Marvel’s Ant-Man was enough to thrust it ahead of the highly anticipated, Pixels, which by some early projections was slated to land at No. 1.

Ant-Man’s take of $24.765 million was just enough to squeeze by Pixel’s $24 million to reclaim this week’s top spot. Not far behind those movies was the previous No. 1 film, Minions, which added another $22.1 million to its total. Despite the dark cloud of the Louisiana mass shooting now forever associated with it, the Amy Schumer and Bill Hader-led romantic comedy Trainwreck, was able to pull in $17.3 million to take fourth this week. And rounding out the top five is the Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 Cent boxing drama, Southpaw, which brought in a respectable $16.5 million in its opening weekend.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Ant-Man – $24.765M

2. Pixels – $24M

3. Minions – $22.1M

4. Trainwreck $17.3M

5. Southpaw  – $16.5M

6. Paper Towns – $12.5M

7. Inside Out $7.3M

8. Jurassic World  – $6.9M

9. Mr. Holmes $2.8M

10. Terminator: Genisys – $2.4M

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