Marvel's latest superhero origin story, Ant-Man performed well at the box office this Friday, grabbing the No. 1 spot at the box office with a $22.6 million opening day. The film beat out heavy hitters like the Amy Shumer-led Trainwreck, and pushed Minions to the No. 2 spot after a second week drop-off. The film is expected to round out the weekend with a $55-60 million debut.
The numbers may seem a bit low, but keep in mind that Paul Rudd's Ant-Man is new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and there's no Guardians-esque Chris Pratt factor to make it into an automatic success. Considering reviews and the film's relative success, we can probably expect the inevitable sequel to perform as expected.
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