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Box Office: 'Ant-Man' Tops Friday Holdovers, 'Pixels' Drops 66%

Image from ‘Ant-Man,’ courtesy of Walt Disney

Walt Disney’s Ant-Man earned $3.625 million on its third Friday, dropping 49% and bringing its domestic total to $123.15m. Expect a $12.9m weekend (-48%) and a new $132.5m domestic total, meaning it will soon no longer be the lowest-grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Minions earned another $3.611m on its fourth Friday (-47%), bringing the animated prequel’s cume to $278.8m. Expect a $12m weekend (-48%) and a new $287m domestic cume by tomorrow.

Sony’s Pixels dropped hard in its second Friday, tumbling around 66% for a $3.15 million Friday. Expect a $10.2m weekend (-57%) and a new $45.5m domestic total for the $90m video game-centric sci-fi action comedy. That’s one of Adam Sandler’s bigger second weekend drops, on par with You Don’t Mess With the Zohan (-57%) and just above Funny People (-64%). And yeah, I took my newborn to see it on Monday as one of those “take your baby to the movies” showings. He slept through the whole film. All due respect, he was the...