'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

Updated: 07/26/2015 12:21 PM KSTP.com

(AP) LOS ANGELES - LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The Adam Sandler end of the world comedy "Pixels" earned an estimated $24 million in its debut weekend. It's a fairly weak start for the PG-13 rated film, which cost $88 million to produce.

Meanwhile, the R-rated boxing drama "Southpaw" surpassed expectations, earning $16.5 million out of the gates and beating out the YA adaptation "Paper Towns," which earned about $12.5 million — a far cry from the $48 million debut of "The Fault in Our Stars" last year.

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