'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. 25 - Sun, Jun. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Toy Story 3$59,337,669-46%4,0280$14,731$226,889,3512Disney
2Grown Ups$40,506,562--3,534--$11,462$40,506,5621Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$20,139,985--3,098--$6,501$27,428,5131Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$15,547,421-48%3,74077$4,157$135,788,7213Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$6,204,454-57%3,242-302$1,914$63,047,4323Fox
6Get Him to the Greek$3,140,780-49%2,189-403$1,435$54,616,4954Universal
7Shrek Forever After$3,101,365-45%2,340-867$1,325$229,539,0896Paramount / DreamWorks
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,845,684-49%1,851-754$1,537$86,221,8795Disney
9Killers (2010)$1,938,681-62%2,271-348$854$43,938,7544Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$1,627,442-70%2,8250$576$9,171,0832Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$1,436,378-50%1,169-443$1,229$306,943,6478Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1Sex and the City 2$1,219,345-49%901-779$1,353$93,072,6155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$648,925-54%669-377$970$103,301,7707Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$477,499186%333120$1,434$215,422,52814Paramount / DreamWorks
4Solitary Man$476,43112%17770$2,692$2,070,9156Anchor Bay
5Letters to Juliet$406,548-49%509-297$799$49,537,4297Summit
6Please Give$276,398-42%219-53$1,262$3,134,6889Sony Pictures Classics
7Date Night$241,385-33%286-59$844$97,320,41912Fox
8Splice$240,365-74%340-604$707$16,229,1064Warner Bros
9The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$222,990-14%134-12$1,664$8,680,92215Music Box
10The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$217,193-23%143-23$1,519$5,301,16811Sony Pictures Classics
11Clash of the Titans (2010)$164,383-34%226-41$727$162,697,60813Warner Bros.
12Death at a Funeral (2010)$141,926-5%156-5$910$42,594,45311Sony / Screen Gems
13City Island$131,342-28%105-28$1,251$6,156,28715Anchor Bay
14The Back-up Plan$124,57934%147-19$847$37,243,20210CBS Films
15Furry Vengeance$123,35210%157-78$786$17,286,2759Summit
16The Bounty Hunter$99,460-53%104-70$956$66,944,67815Sony / Columbia
17Mother and Child$94,75173%11966$796$790,4328Sony Pictures Classics
18Raavan$89,972-81%115-4$782$663,2862Reliance Big Pictures
19The Last Song$85,334-38%123-76$694$62,787,21913Disney
20A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$80,064-33%172-56$465$62,902,1679Warner Bros. / New Line
22Just Wright$74,184-56%111-47$668$21,219,0927Fox Searchlight
23Diary of a Wimpy Kid$61,842-18%105-41$589$63,694,61815Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

1Winter's Bone$437,35524%7031$6,248$1,064,3083Roadside Attractions
2Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$362,55360%8658$4,216$954,2323IFC
3Cyrus$301,22766%1713$17,719$566,2592Fox Searchlight
4I Am Love$248,120104%2719$9,190$439,4512Magnolia
5Hubble 3D$231,858-13%500$4,637$9,161,46415Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Micmacs$79,381-20%521$1,527$715,1405Sony Classics
7Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$78,28117%208$3,914$356,8863Sony Pictures Classics
8Exit Through the Gift Shop$74,791-11%36-5$2,078$2,658,82911Producers Distribution Agency
9Harry Brown$65,150-25%56-8$1,163$1,604,8999Samuel Goldwyn
13Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$39,162--5--$7,832$39,1621Sony Pictures Classics
14Restrepo$35,581--2--$17,791$35,5811National Geographic
15Under the Sea 3D$33,931-3%13-2$2,610$22,587,88772Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Alice in Wonderland (2010)$27,399-67%65-75$422$334,162,18217Disney
17Magnificent Desolation$25,0905%1-4$25,090$33,192,421249IMAX
18South of the Border$21,545--1--$21,545$21,5451Cinema Libre
19The City of Your Final Destination$20,15134%150$1,343$409,90211Screen Media Films
20Mademoiselle Chambon$19,48642%92$2,165$144,6905Lorber
21The Killer Inside Me$19,24874%43$4,812$37,5102IFC Films
22The Square (2010)$17,804-4%8-4$2,226$379,69712Apparition
23Stonewall Uprising$16,2383%62$2,706$50,3012First Run Features
24Let It Rain$15,660-4%53$3,132$41,0562IFC
25Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$14,785-37%13-2$1,137$572,79715Zeitgeist
26Deep Sea 3D$14,516-11%30$4,839$43,410,628226Warner Bros. / IMAX
278: The Mormon Proposition$14,093-67%12-4$1,174$77,6722Red Flag Releasing
28Holy Rollers$12,956-19%130$997$262,62822First Independent Pictures
30The Secret of Kells$10,438-6%150$696$637,99517GKIDS
31The Lottery$10,064174%30$3,355$34,8853Variance Films
32La Mission$9,066-61%11-6$824$997,22512Screen Media
33Kings of the Evening$8,936-44%4-1$2,234$72,57920Indican Pictures
34Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,883-26%19-7$468$88,761,72020Fox
35Breathless (2010 re-issue)$7,935-43%3-1$2,645$158,0295Rialto
36Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$6,686--2--$3,343$6,6861Kino International
37Princess Kaiulani$6,253-65%8-8$782$826,6247Roadside Attractions
38Only the Brave (2010)$6,232-28%2-1$3,116$132,4595Indican Pictures
39Ajami$5,179122%52$1,036$608,33041Kino International
40OSS 117: Lost in Rio$4,595-9%3-1$1,532$76,62163Music Box
41The Little Traitor$4,4444%10$4,444$354,99629Westchester Films
42Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,395-2%30$1,465$23,233,180143National Geographic
43Survival of the Dead$3,98842%102$399$93,6365Magnolia / Magnet
44The Joneses$3,799-63%3-4$1,266$1,465,19111Roadside Attractions
45The Father of My Children$3,723-3%3-1$1,241$144,0226IFC Films
46A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$3,202139%20$1,601$2,084,63718Sony Classics
47John Rabe$2,998-33%3-1$999$43,3516Strand
48Looking for Eric$2,935-27%9-1$326$55,8047IFC
49Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$2,899-77%1-5$2,899$258,2108Kino International
50The Good, the Bad, the Weird$2,857-30%82$357$128,48612IFC
51Best Worst Movie$2,6103%10$2,610$58,57010Area23a
52The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$2,335--1--$2,335$79,77812International Film Circuit
53The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$2,307-40%7-3$330$181,4679IFC
54The Oath$2,154-31%20$1,077$32,4358Zeitgeist
55Casino Jack and the United States of Money$1,888-49%4-3$472$172,7398Magnolia
56Cropsey$1,680-7%20$840$25,1244Cinema Purgatorio
57Chloe$1,631-89%3-24$544$3,070,99214Sony Pictures Classics
58Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$1,414--1--$1,414$21,8957Cinema Purgatorio
59Racing Dreams$1,190-49%31$397$44,7236Hanover House
60Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$1,132-62%10$1,132$34,8374Indican Pictures
61Space Station 3D$934-45%10$934$81,958,961428IMAX
62Everyone Else$535-50%1-1$535$69,00454Cinema Guild
63Letters to God$461--2--$231$2,848,58712Vivendi
64Whiz Kids$300--1--$300$5,0164Shadow Distribution
65Dream Boy$173--1--$173$6,31914Regent