The numbers agree: everybody loves tiny creatures!
Ant-Man took the #1 spot this weekend with $58 million. This was a big win for ants, who hadn’t topped the box office since 1998’s blockbuster Antz. We are very proud of them. It was also a big win for Paul Rudd, who hadn’t won a box office weekend since 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer. We are very proud of him.
But ants weren’t the only winners. The delightful minions also had a great weekend. Their film Minions earned $50 million, good enough for second place. This is the first time they’ve earned more than $50 million in a weekend since last weekend. We are very proud of them.
We’re hoping Hollywood minds are moving quickly over this news. Could an Ant-Minion mash-up blockbuster be far off? We hope not. That’s a film everyone would love to see. We are very proud of you for that.