Box Office Report: He may be small, but Ant-Man goes big at the Box Office

Well technically that’s true; Ant-Man has continued that classic Marvel tradition of clutching the top spot in its opening weekend, earning $5.3 million in Australia and $57 million in the US. Impressive yes, but given the unstoppable nature of the MCU, it doesn’t exactly live up to expectations. The first Avengers movie for instance made $191 million in its opening weekend in America but that film had some familiar faces and a tonne of ground work behind it. Lets see if Marvels smallest hero can have a solid second week after word gets around and positive reviews (like ours!) do the rounds.

Magic Mike XXL has made a break for second spot knocking our two can-do animated flicks down a few pegs. The sequel has earned $2.2 million in its second week and Inside Out and Minions are still raking in over a million each despite the end of school holidays.

Paper Towns, the romantic drama from the producers of tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars had a great first week, landing at number 3 with $1.8 million.

Let’s not forget to mention that Jurassic World did indeed crack $50 million in Australia last week ($51 to be exact). It’s sitting on $1,514,901,315 worldwide gross at the moment. Yeah, it’s that good.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 ANT-MAN WALT DISNEY 5,346,067
2 MAGIC MIKE XXL WARNER BROS 2,260,081
3 PAPER TOWNS FOX 1,889,088
4 INSIDE OUT WALT DISNEY 1,582,818
5 MINIONS UNIVERSAL 1,447,301
6 JURASSIC WORLD UNIVERSAL 1,087,749
7 TERMINATOR: GENISYS PARAMOUNT 1,084,845
8 BABAJRANGI BHAIJAAN EROS AUSTRALIA 560,016
9 TED 2 UNIVERSAL 440,640
10 FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD FOX 370,559

Next week is a bit of a slow one, the only real threats -albeit minor ones- will be thriller Selfless starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley and horror flick The Gallows.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.