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Box office: 'Pixels' bests 'Ant-Man' on Friday in race for weekend crown

Box office: 'Pixels' bests 'Ant-Man' on Friday in race for weekend crown

The new family-friendly Adam Sandler alien invasion comedy “Pixels” topped the box office on Friday, coming out ahead of other newcomers “Paper Towns” and “Southpaw.” Directed by Chris Columbus, “Pixels” materialized an estimated $9.2 million at the box office and earned a B grade from audiences via Cinemascore despite largely negative reviews from critics. Last week’s No. 1 movie, the Marvel superhero story “Ant-Man,” still looks like it will nudge past “Pixels” to take the top spot for a second weekend in a row. The film, directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd as the titular hero, pulled in an estimated...

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