"Ant-Man" grossed an estimated $58 million domestically in its opening weekend, marking the 12th consecutive No. 1 opening for Marvel — but the little yellow guys trailed close behind. "Minions" brought in $50 million in its second weekend.
And even though "Ant-Man" didn't have as big of an opening weekend as other Marvel films based on lesser-known characters — like "Guardians of the Galaxy" ($94 million) — the insect superhero has largely won fans over.
"One of my favorite superhero films of the year, if not all time. This is a great flick," Schmoes Know’s Mark Ellis says.
"This is unlike any Marvel movie we've seen before," Collider's John Campea says.
"I walked out of this movie thinking I could like it far more than I thought I could possibly like 'Ant-Man,'" says YouTube's Jeremy Jahns.
And based on the good things we're hearing, the film could have a strong second weekend at the box office.
Finally, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader delivered spot-on comedic performances, per usual, in "Trainwreck." The Judd Apatow directed rom-com earned a better-than-projected $30.2 million, making it his second best opening — only behind "Knocked Up."
"Between this and 'Spy,' I think these are the two best comedies of the summer. Very easily," says one commentator from What the Flick?!.
"This is Apatow's best in a long time, maybe since '40-Year-Old Virgin,'" Schmoes Know's Kristian Ellis says.
And what would a 2015 box office story be without mentioning another record broken by "Jurassic World"?
This weekend, the dino flick passed the $600 million mark at the domestic box office, becoming only the fourth movie in history to do so. It also reached that mark the fastest, beating out "Avatar"'s 47-day record by over a week earlier.