Weekend Box Office Review For July 24-26th

By on July 27, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend was very slow at the box office. Ant-Man barely held on to the #1 spot with just $25 million. Last week the #1 movie made $58 million and there were three films that made more than $30 million. So where was everyone this weekend? It is likely that the box office numbers saw a drop off due to another tragic movie theater shooting and fear of copycats.

The new movie Pixels had a disappointing debut making just $24 million. Minions ($262 million) passed the gross of Despicable Me ($251 million) but it will not likely able to catch Despicable Me 2 ($368 million). Newcomer Paper Towns made its money back in its opening weekend in the US alone. Self/less saw its way out of the Top 10 and is officially a bust making only $12 million of its $26 million budget after three weeks. Next week Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Vacation debut. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend…

#1: Ant-Man

Weekend Gross: $24.8 million

Total Gross:  $106.1 million

Director: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man ($25 million net worth), Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym ($300 million net worth), Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket ($3 million net worth), and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.4/10

Budget: $130 million

#2: Pixels

Weekend Gross: $24 million

Total Gross: $24 million

Director: Chris Columbus ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Adam Sandler as Brenner ($340 million net worth), Kevin James as Cooper ($80 million net worth), Michelle Monaghan as Violet ($16 million net worth) and Peter Dinklage as Eddie ($10 million net worth).

Average Rating: 4.3/10

Budget: $88 Million

#3: Minions

Weekend Gross: $22.1 million

Total Gross: $261.6 million

Director: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Starring (voices): Sandra Bullock as Scarlett Overkill ($200 million net worth), Jon Hamm as Herb Overkill ($30 million net worth), Michael Keaton as Walter Nelson ($15 million net worth), Allison Janney as Madge Nelson ($4 million net worth), and Steve Coogan as Professor Flux/Tower Guard ($12 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.3/10

Budget: $74 million

#4: Trainwreck

Weekend Gross: $17.3 million

Total Gross:  $61.5 million

Director: Judd Apatow ($90 million net worth)

Starring: Amy Schumer as Amy ($1 million net worth), Bill Hader as Dr. Aaron Conners ($8 million net worth), Brie Larson as Kim ($2 million net worth), and John Cena as Steven ($35 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.7/10

Budget: $35 million

#5: Southpaw

Weekend Gross: $16.5 million

Total Gross: $16.5 million

Director: Antoine Fuqua ($18 million net worth)

Starring:

Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope ($65 million net worth), Rachel McAdams as Maureen Hope ($14 million net worth), Forest Whitaker as Tick Wills ($40 million net worth) and 50 Cent as Jordan Mains ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.2/10

Budget: $30 Million

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#6: Paper Towns

Weekend Gross: $ million

Total Gross: $ million

Director: Jake Schreier

Starring: Nat Wolff as Quentin ($3 million net worth), Cara Delevingne as Margo ($12 million net worth), Austin Abrams as Ben and Halston Sage as Lacey ($3 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.6/10

Budget: $12 Million

#7: Inside Out

Weekend Gross: $7.4 million

Total Gross:  $320.3 million

Director: Pete Docter ($5 million net worth)

Starring (voices): Amy Poehler as Joy ($18 million net worth), Phyllis Smith as Sadness ($7 million net worth), Richard Kind as Bing Bong ($2.5 million net worth), Bill Hader as Fear ($8 million net worth), Lewis Black as Anger ($1.5 million net worth), and Mindy Kaling as Disgust ($15 million net worth).

Average Rating: 9.4/10

Budget: $175 million

#8: Jurassic World

Weekend Gross: $6.9 million

Total Gross:  $623.8 million

Director: Colin Trevorrow ($5 million net worth)

Starring: Chris Pratt as Owen Grady ($20 million net worth), Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins ($16 million net worth), Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell ($2 million net worth), Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing ($15 million net worth), Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell ($3 million net worth), and B.D. Wong as Henry Wu ($8 million net worth).

Average Rating:  7.7/10

Budget: $150 million

#9: Mr. Holmes

Weekend Gross: $2.8 million

Total Gross:  $6.4 million

Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes ($55 million net worth), Laura Linney as Mrs. Munro ($7 million net worth), and Hiroyuki Sanada as Tamiki Umezaki.

Average Rating:  7.9/10

Budget: $6 million

#10: Terminator Genisys

Weekend Gross: $2.4 million

Total Gross:  $85.7 million

Director: Alan Taylor

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger as Guardian ($300 million net worth), Jason Clarke as John Connor ($2 million net worth), Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor ($3 million net worth), Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese ($3 million net worth), and J.K. Simmons as O'Brien ($5 million net worth).

Average Rating:  5.6/10

Budget: $155 million

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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