Box Office Battle: ‘Ant-Man’ vs ‘Trainwreck’

To this day every Marvel movie released has debuted at #1. No pressure, Ant-Man. ...

This weekend (July 17) at the box office Paul Rudd‘s Ant-Man and Amy Schumer‘s Trainwreck are going to battle it out for the #1 spot.

Amy, star of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, is really hot right now, but since 2008 every Marvel movie released has topped the box office it’s debut weekend. And more than a few have gone on to top the box office for multiple weeks.

The question on my mind (perhaps yours too) is who will come out on top?


As much as I love Bill Hader (I’m not a huge fan of Amy Schumer) he alone can’t compete with Paul and Michael Douglas. Yes, Trainwreck also has LeBron James and John Cena, but honestly if I wanted to see athletes act I would watch wrestling.

Upper hand: Ant-Man


Amy Schumer is being branded as comedy’s next “it” girl. If you turn your head in a city or watch a YouTube clip odds are you’ll see an ad for Trainwreck. But Ant-Man is not far behind, Marvel is already plugging Ant-Man’s future appearance in the next Avengers film.

Upper hand: Ant-Man


Overall Ant-Man has a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Alonso Duralde of TheWrap says the film “serves up jokes that don’t land and thrills that don’t thrill.” Ouch.

While Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow, has a whopping 94%. critic Edward Douglas says “Schumer’s unique voice is allowed to thrive, offering plenty of laughs once you get past the mean-spirited nature.”

Upper hand: Trainwreck

I think its going to be really difficult for Amy Schumer to beat Paul Rudd. In my opinion, Trainwreck, despite being hilariously funny, just doesn’t have enough to dethrone Marvel.


Your turn! Tell us who you think will be #1 come Sunday.

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My name is Lizzette, but feel free to call me Lizz. I binge watch TV shows I've already seen, I'm constantly quoting movies, and most importantly I love pop culture.
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