'Ant-Man' Claims #1 on Tuesday with $4.27M; 'Minions' Remains a Close #2 with $4.01M; 'Pixels' Passes the $30M Mark After $3.71M Daily TakeJuly 29, 2015 02:02 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Ant-Man took in $4.27 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel was up 28 percent over Monday and down a respectable 46 percent from last Tuesday. Ant-Man continues to perform on the lower end of expectations with a solid $113.81 million twelve-day take. The film is currently running 11.5 percent ahead of the $102.04 million twelve-day gross of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 9 percent behind the $124.48 million twelve-day total of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Minions remained in a close second with $4.01 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was up 30 percent over Monday, but was still down a sizable 50 percent from last Tuesday. While Minions has been significantly front-loaded thus far, in the bigger picture the film remains a very strong performer with a 19-day take of $269.55 million. That places Minions 2 percent behind the $276.01 million 19-day gross of 2013's Despicable Me 2.

Sony's Pixels held steady in third place with $3.71 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D action comedy increased 29.5 percent over Monday. Pixels surpassed the $30 million mark yesterday and has grossed a lackluster $30.58 million in its first five days. The film is currently running a disappointing 41 percent behind the $51.54 million five-day start of 2013's Grown Ups 2 and 15 percent ahead of the $26.50 million five-day take of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 earlier this year (neither of which had the added advantage of higher priced 3D admissions that Pixels has).

Universal's Trainwreck continued to claim fourth with $2.51 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy from director Judd Apatow was up 17 percent over Monday and down 40 percent from last Tuesday. Trainwreck has grossed a very promising $66.17 million through twelve days. That places the film an impressive 41 percent ahead of the $46.87 million twelve-day take of 2009's Julie & Julia and 7 percent behind the $71.11 million twelve-day gross of 2007's Knocked Up.

The Weinstein Company's Southpaw rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $2.24 million. The Antoine Fuqua directed sports drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal increased 12 percent over Monday's performance. Southpaw topped the $20 million mark yesterday and is running slightly ahead of expectations with a five-day start of $20.94 million. The film's haul is 32 percent stronger than the $15.91 million five-day gross of 2012's End of Watch.

Paper Towns grossed $2.01 million to remain in sixth place. Fox's modestly budgeted young adult adaptation starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne was up 10.5 percent over Monday. Paper Towns continues to be relatively stronger on weekdays than on weekends. The film has grossed a significantly softer than expected $16.47 million in five days, which places it 11 percent behind the $18.48 million five-day start of last year's If I Stay.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 21 - Sun, May. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Shrek Forever After$70,838,207--4,359--$16,251$70,838,2071Paramount / DreamWorks
2Iron Man 2$26,361,258-49%4,177-213$6,311$251,026,0613Paramount
3Robin Hood$18,769,000-48%3,5052$5,355$66,166,0002Universal
4Letters to Juliet$9,006,266-33%2,9757$3,027$27,332,5072Summit
5Just Wright$4,290,431-48%1,8310$2,343$14,697,9712Fox Searchlight
6MacGruber$4,043,000--2,551--$1,585$4,043,0001Universal / Rogue
7Date Night$2,913,504-24%1,869-612$1,559$90,748,8187Fox
8A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$2,321,000-50%2,125-950$1,092$59,968,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
9How to Train Your Dragon$1,901,211-62%1,751-869$1,086$210,990,9189Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Back-up Plan$942,930-61%1,079-1418$874$35,919,7075CBS Films
11Furry Vengeance$531,018-76%1,369-1326$388$16,131,7844Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

1Kites$959,329--208--$4,612$959,3291Reliance Big Cinema
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$537,573-53%561-501$958$41,463,0306Sony / Screen Gems
4Alice in Wonderland (2010)$484,75710%4118$1,179$332,194,26612Disney
5The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$446,54921%14138$3,167$2,692,9606Sony Pictures Classics
6City Island$423,423-4%234-19$1,810$4,191,60510Anchor Bay
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$366,000-70%412-888$888$160,965,0008Warner Bros.
9The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$342,8375%1780$1,926$6,274,04410Music Box
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$278,032-28%352-116$790$62,344,36510Fox
12Shutter Island$240,937-18%256-54$941$127,564,14114Paramount
13Hot Tub Time Machine$238,000-22%278-180$856$49,584,0009MGM
14The Last Song$220,028-60%357-445$616$61,641,7568Disney
16The Bounty Hunter$148,123-32%170-123$871$65,258,28010Sony / Columbia
17The Losers$127,000-72%185-516$686$23,082,0005Warner Bros.
18Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$90,189-27%166-43$543$88,480,61815Fox
19Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$68,134-60%133-148$512$59,808,1028Lionsgate
20The Tooth Fairy$53,553-35%115-17$466$59,903,07718Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

1Hubble 3D$291,000-10%480$6,063$6,377,00010Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Please Give$236,553-5%534$4,463$1,061,5744Sony Pictures Classics
3Exit Through the Gift Shop$202,592-6%43-2$4,711$1,608,4916Producers Distribution Agency
4Harry Brown$168,07424%600$2,801$827,6734Samuel Goldwyn
5Princess Kaiulani$149,234-20%4714$3,175$426,5122Roadside Attractions
6Solitary Man$94,936--4--$23,734$94,9361Anchor Bay
7Mother and Child$82,38936%3713$2,227$231,4193Sony Pictures Classics
8The Ghost Writer$77,696-34%86-64$903$15,208,52014Summit
9La Mission$61,0009%35-1$1,743$796,0007Screen Media
10Our Family Wedding$50,862-19%84-19$606$20,165,79511Fox Searchlight
11Under the Sea 3D$42,00014%180$2,333$22,105,00067Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Holy Rollers$39,685--3--$13,228$39,68517First Independent Pictures
14Casino Jack and the United States of Money$26,44644%198$1,392$95,6033Magnolia
15The Secret of Kells$23,710-1%23-3$1,031$496,71412GKIDS
16Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$23,028-25%40$5,757$113,8713Kino International
17Chloe$20,0877%24-5$837$2,994,6749Sony Pictures Classics
18Racing Dreams$20,048--33--$608$20,0481Hanover House
19The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$18,983-27%191$999$115,1864IFC
20Letters to God$18,000-31%39-36$462$2,823,0007Vivendi
21The Runaways$17,867-12%30-19$596$3,560,50810Apparition
22Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$17,663-23%14-6$1,262$420,91110Zeitgeist
24The City of Your Final Destination$15,000--11--$1,364$254,0006Screen Media Films
25The Square (2010)$13,642-9%12-2$1,137$262,3147Apparition
26OSS 117: Lost in Rio$12,78560%73$1,826$40,17058Music Box
27Deep Sea 3D$12,57618%20$6,288$43,291,541221Warner Bros. / IMAX
28The Joneses$11,287-57%27-29$418$1,426,5836Roadside Attractions
29Best Worst Movie$10,66230%21$5,331$31,2085Area23a
30The Father of My Children$10,414--1--$10,414$10,4141IFC Films
31A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$10,286-33%18-15$571$2,047,93613Sony Classics
32180┬░ South$10,269--4--$2,567$10,2691Magnolia
33The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$9,787--1--$9,787$28,9437International Film Circuit
34Broken Embraces$9,037-51%11-9$822$5,009,11927Sony Classics
35Deadfall Trail$8,87019%52$1,774$20,6652Nocturnal Features
36Looking for Eric$8,85631%64$1,476$20,3572IFC
37Crazy Heart$8,443-55%28-22$302$39,455,07523Fox Searchlight
38Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$7,57521%60$1,263$23,178,565138National Geographic
39Touching Home$6,700--7--$957$89,0004CFI
40Sweetgrass$6,69987%40$1,675$158,03335Cinema Guild
41The Little Traitor$6,25514%41$1,564$316,31024Westchester Films
42The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$5,900--5--$1,180$438,00017First Run Features
43The Good, the Bad, the Weird$5,834-61%8-7$729$86,0037IFC
44Two in the Wave$5,676--1--$5,676$8,1001Lorber Films
45The Last Station$5,381-34%10-8$538$6,594,68119Sony Pictures Classics
46The Art of the Steal (2010)$5,347-33%12-5$446$541,02713IFC Films
47No One Knows About Persian Cats$5,309-25%126$442$64,5476IFC
48John Rabe$4,892--3--$1,631$4,8921Strand
49Lbs.$4,062--1--$4,062$27,3019Truly Indie
50Terribly Happy$4,04284%30$1,347$165,08816Oscilloscope
51Madeo (Mother)$3,955-11%9-4$439$512,75752Magnolia
52When You're Strange$3,801-24%30$1,267$229,4007Abramorama
53Daddy Longlegs$3,359-60%21$1,680$15,5772Sundance Selects
54U2 3D$2,722110%10$2,722$10,327,967122National Geographic
55Everyone Else$2,524-49%3-1$841$53,99249Cinema Guild
56After the Cup: Sons of Sakhin United$2,501--1--$2,501$2,5011Variance Films
57The Oath$2,418-3%21$1,209$18,4603Zeitgeist
58The Girl on the Train (2010)$2,300-24%61$383$199,00018Strand Releasing
59The Living Wake$2,155-44%10$2,155$8,2972Mangusta Productions
60North Face (Nordwand)$1,884-73%3-8$628$704,13117Music Box Films
61Multiple Sarcasms$1,698-35%3-3$566$28,9433New Films International
62The Eclipse$1,688-68%5-2$338$113,8849Magnolia
63Ajami$1,594-82%3-10$531$584,57436Kino International
64The Good Heart$1,440-46%4-2$360$19,9594Magnolia
65Perrier's Bounty$828--1--$828$8281IFC
66The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus$653-59%1-5$653$7,689,45822Sony Pictures Classics
67October Country$616143%1-13$616$22,09515International Film Circuit
68A Town Called Panic$475-13%1-1$475$158,06423Zeitgeist Films
69In/Significant Others$275-80%10$275$2,4272Fourth Ward Productions
70The White Ribbon$249-82%2-1$125$2,221,76321Sony Classics
71Happiness Runs$88-97%1-1$88$7,1993Strand