LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Marvel’s 'Ant-Man' stays on top with an unimpressive $25M.
Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak's senior media analyst, said Sandler can still attract an audience, but the expensive film has a lot of ground to make up.
"They're really going to have to count on the international component. That's going to be key," he said.
Overall, the box office is down 3 percent from the same weekend last year, when "Lucy" opened particularly strong. Dergarabedian said that though some are attempting to link last week's theater shootings to any dip in the box office this weekend, "the numbers just don't bear it out."
Top ten movies:
1 Ant-Man Disney $24,765,000
2 Pixels Sony $24,000,000
3 Minions Universal $22,058,050
4 Trainwreck Universal $17,281,950
5 Southpaw The Weinstein Company $16,500,000
6 Paper Towns 20th Century Fox $12,500,000
7 Inside Out Disney $7,356,000
8 Jurassic World Universal $6,850,550
9 Mr. Holmes Roadside Attractions $2,849,349
10 Terminator Genisys Paramount $2,400,000