Ant Man dodges Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck for second week in top spot at the box office

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader’s new film Trainwreck failed to knock Marvel’s latest comic book creation off the top of the box office on a muted weekend at the cinema.

Ant Man took $3.228m on 527 screens over the weekend to swell its takings to $10.121m over two weeks, while Trainwreck, which follows a commitment-phobic career woman as she starts a relationship, got $1.373m on 236 screens.

A one-off concert from musical great Andre Rieu which was shown on selected screens was the third highest grossing event of the weekend taking an impressive $1.268m on 99 screens. 

It moved in above Magic Mike XXL which managed $1.16m on 341 screens taking it to $10.7m, ahead of Paper towns which got $3.5m on 245 screens.

The second highest new entry was Ian McKellen’s portrayal of Sherlock in the film Mr Holmes  which was tenth on $502,000 on 83 screens.

Aussie flick Ruben Guthrie, about an adman’s battle with alcoholism, continued its limited release taking $55,000 on 33 screens taking it to $312,000 so far.

Note: This article has been updated after the MPDAA released updated information which included the Andre Rieu concert figures.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O

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