Grosses

'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, Jun. 18 - Sun, Jun. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 3$110,307,189--4,028--$27,385$110,307,1891Disney
2The Karate Kid (2010)$29,876,295-46%3,6630$8,156$107,130,2392Sony / Columbia
3The A-Team$14,405,318-44%3,5449$4,065$50,427,5882Fox
4Get Him to the Greek$6,105,000-39%2,592-110$2,355$47,844,0003Universal
5Shrek Forever After$5,620,398-64%3,207-661$1,753$223,076,9255Paramount / DreamWorks
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$5,566,464-14%2,605-503$2,137$80,800,5744Disney
7Jonah Hex$5,379,000--2,825--$1,904$5,379,0001Warner Bros.
8Killers (2010)$5,035,755-37%2,619-240$1,923$39,302,4113Lionsgate
9Iron Man 2$2,872,252-36%1,612-693$1,782$304,210,3297Paramount
10Marmaduke$2,474,195-59%2,495-718$992$27,711,0003Fox
11Sex and the City 2$2,411,000-56%1,680-1070$1,435$90,170,0004Warner Bros. / New Line
12Robin Hood$1,423,000-46%1,046-849$1,360$102,080,0006Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Splice$932,000-68%944-1506$987$15,569,0003Warner Bros
2Letters to Juliet$790,430-53%806-525$981$48,591,4096Summit
3Raavan$480,703--119--$4,040$480,7031Reliance Big Pictures
4Please Give$475,33467%272169$1,748$2,657,8748Sony Pictures Classics
5Solitary Man$426,92715%10754$3,990$1,424,9935Anchor Bay
6Date Night$360,904-40%345-85$1,046$96,883,25711Fox
7The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$282,288-19%1664$1,701$4,942,58210Sony Pictures Classics
8The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$258,499-20%146-28$1,771$8,296,83214Music Box
9Clash of the Titans (2010)$248,000-25%267-66$929$162,385,00012Warner Bros.
10The Bounty Hunter$212,574-40%174-62$1,222$66,754,01714Sony / Columbia
11City Island$181,855-31%133-26$1,367$5,937,64514Anchor Bay
12Just Wright$167,876-48%158-121$1,063$21,085,7566Fox Searchlight
13How to Train Your Dragon$167,083-49%213-68$784$214,764,29813Paramount / DreamWorks
14Death at a Funeral (2010)$149,389120%16195$928$42,365,76810Sony / Screen Gems
15The Last Song$136,960-10%199-11$688$62,589,68412Disney
16A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$120,00064%228103$526$62,734,0008Warner Bros. / New Line
17Furry Vengeance$112,078-36%235-33$477$17,060,7948Summit
18The Back-up Plan$93,26617%16654$562$37,050,5819CBS Films
19Alice in Wonderland (2010)$83,057-42%140-83$593$334,089,39416Disney
20Kick-Ass$76,597-29%157-21$488$47,950,72810Lionsgate
21Diary of a Wimpy Kid$75,645-51%146-56$518$63,547,66614Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Winter's Bone$351,316314%3935$9,008$474,3282Roadside Attractions
2Hubble 3D$265,00011%502$5,300$8,633,00014Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$226,20238%2821$8,079$472,7742IFC
4Cyrus$181,716--4--$45,429$181,7161Fox Searchlight
5I Am Love$121,504--8--$15,188$121,5041Magnolia
6Micmacs$99,050-11%515$1,942$572,4514Sony Classics
7Babies$91,002-46%97-49$938$7,081,1937Focus
8Harry Brown$86,402-30%64-3$1,350$1,499,3668Samuel Goldwyn
9Exit Through the Gift Shop$84,121-27%41-2$2,052$2,524,13910Producers Distribution Agency
10Raajneeti$76,000-72%56-68$1,357$1,436,0003UTV Communications
11Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$66,77250%129$5,564$241,1792Sony Pictures Classics
12Ondine$58,69218%239$2,552$166,30516Magnolia
13Mother and Child$54,789-34%530$1,034$667,4197Sony Pictures Classics
14Avatar$45,181-30%17-9$2,658$749,434,95027Fox
158: The Mormon Proposition$42,566--16--$2,660$42,5661Red Flag Releasing
16Under the Sea 3D$35,000-5%150$2,333$22,499,00071Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Oceans$30,138-23%59-13$511$19,147,8119Disneynature
18Magnificent Desolation$24,000248%52$4,800$33,134,000248IMAX
19Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$23,422-8%150$1,561$547,76814Zeitgeist
20La Mission$23,000-26%173$1,353$977,00011Screen Media
21Agora$20,704-16%50$4,141$171,2384Newmarket
22The Losers$20,000-64%31-96$645$23,581,0009Warner Bros.
23The Square (2010)$18,59938%12-5$1,550$353,34811Apparition
24Princess Kaiulani$18,111-48%16-10$1,132$808,7256Roadside Attractions
25Let It Rain$16,290--2--$8,145$16,2901IFC
26Deep Sea 3D$16,23837%31$5,413$43,384,360225Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Kings of the Evening$16,07044%51$3,214$50,90319Indican Pictures
28Holy Rollers$16,014-35%13-1$1,232$240,67021First Independent Pictures
29Stonewall Uprising$15,729--4--$3,932$21,4051First Run Features
30Chloe$15,20062%27-7$563$3,060,72813Sony Pictures Classics
31The City of Your Final Destination$15,000-42%15-4$1,000$383,00010Screen Media Films
32Breathless (2010 re-issue)$14,000-18%40$3,500$138,0004Rialto
33Mademoiselle Chambon$13,757-34%72$1,965$118,5974Lorber
34Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$12,707-45%6-2$2,118$250,5867Kino International
35Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$12,000-56%26-17$462$88,744,00019Fox
36The Secret of Kells$11,121-35%15-5$741$620,35716GKIDS
37The Killer Inside Me$11,083--1--$11,083$11,0831IFC Films
38The Joneses$10,380200%7-1$1,483$1,456,85610Roadside Attractions
39Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$10,092--1--$10,092$10,0921The Film Desk
40Only the Brave (2010)$8,616-12%3-1$2,872$118,2654Indican Pictures
41OSS 117: Lost in Rio$5,047-40%4-2$1,262$70,62162Music Box
42John Rabe$4,507-13%4-2$1,127$38,5945Strand
43Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,493-26%3-2$1,498$23,217,726142National Geographic
44Touching Home$4,300--4--$1,075$111,0008CFI
45The Little Traitor$4,278-32%1-1$4,278$348,66928Westchester Films
46The Good, the Bad, the Weird$4,05797%62$676$123,49711IFC
47Looking for Eric$4,043-36%10-1$404$52,4616IFC
48The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$3,833-39%100$383$177,5508IFC
49The Father of My Children$3,828-76%4-3$957$137,2265IFC Films
50Casino Jack and the United States of Money$3,689-45%7-2$527$168,4417Magnolia
51The Lottery$3,671-78%32$1,224$22,2592Variance Films
52The Oath$3,127-3%20$1,564$28,1297Zeitgeist
53Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$2,984-43%1-1$2,984$31,9163Indican Pictures
54The Nature of Existence$2,977--1--$2,977$2,9771Walking Shadows
55Survival of the Dead$2,800139%84$350$87,9064Magnolia / Magnet
56The Tooth Fairy$2,600-43%11-2$236$60,020,00022Fox
57Sweetgrass$2,547-61%4-2$637$185,96639Cinema Guild
58Best Worst Movie$2,544-47%1-1$2,544$55,2319Area23a
59Racing Dreams$2,338--2--$1,169$43,5335Hanover House
60Ajami$2,33112%3-2$777$602,22640Kino International
61Cropsey$1,805--2--$903$21,6503Cinema Purgatorio
62The Eclipse$1,789-58%5-4$358$132,39013Magnolia
63Space Station 3D$1,700113%1-2$1,700$81,957,000427IMAX
64The Girl on the Train (2010)$1,63073%20$815$205,28622Strand Releasing
65A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$1,342-52%2-2$671$2,080,33617Sony Classics
66A Town Called Panic$1,088--1--$1,088$161,62427Zeitgeist Films
67Everyone Else$1,073-77%2-3$537$66,84153Cinema Guild
68The Last Station$921-34%31$307$6,616,97423Sony Pictures Classics
69Dancing Across Borders$912--3--$304$65,06012First Run
70October Country$820--1--$820$26,18519International Film Circuit
71After the Cup: Sons of Sakhin United$714-56%2-1$357$11,5385Variance Films
72Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss$460-90%1-2$460$54,30561Zeitgeist
73The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$384--1--$384$451,68921First Run Features
74Departures$368-64%10$368$1,542,98956Regent Releasing