Magazine article Screen International

'Sin Mover', 'The Contestant' Prevail in BAM Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Sin Mover', 'The Contestant' Prevail in BAM Awards

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Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly and debuted top on a confirmed $57.2m from 3,856 theatres. Peyton Reed directed from a screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and Rudd.

The film generated $6.1m from 361 North American Imax screens and $9.1m worldwide. Imax top brass reported that all top five and eight of the top ten-grossing North American locations were Imax engagements.

According to RealD representatives, around 42% of Ant-Man's $57.2m weekend gross came from all available 3D platforms. The company said four of the top five titles on release were 3D titles.

Universal and Illumination Entertainment's Minions slipped a respectable 57% to number two and added $49.3m for $215.8m in the second weekend.

Stablemate Trainwreck, a new comedy from Amy Schumer who stars alongside Bill Hader, opened at number three on $30.1m from 3,158 venues. Judd Apatow directed and produced with Barry Mendel.

Disney-Pixar's Inside Out crossed $300m in its fifth session and ranks fourth on $11.5m for $306.2m, while Universal's Jurassic World rounds out the top five on $11.5m and has amassed $611.2m after six weekends.

Roadside Attractions opened Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen as an aged Sherlock Holmes in 11th place on $2.4m from 361 theatres. Bill Condon directed and Laura Linney also stars.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan continued to fly the flag for India after last weekend's spectacular debut by Baahubali: The Beginning. The Bollywood film arrived at number nine on $2. …

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