'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, Jul. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

Wide (1000+)

1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$64,832,191--4,468--$14,510$157,577,1691Summit
2The Last Airbender$40,325,019--3,169--$12,725$57,836,1161Paramount
3Toy Story 3$30,280,024-49%4,0280$7,517$289,106,1933Disney
4Grown Ups$19,049,602-53%3,5340$5,390$77,631,1172Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$10,443,233-48%3,1046$3,364$45,751,8472Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$8,000,259-49%3,109-631$2,573$151,523,5174Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$3,190,024-49%2,153-1089$1,482$69,280,9744Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1Get Him to the Greek$1,233,220-61%884-1305$1,395$17,474,8155Universal
2Shrek Forever After$890,166-71%957-1383$930$232,278,6417Paramount / DreamWorks
3Letters to Juliet$822,969102%340-169$2,420$50,945,2748Summit
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$690,501-76%600-1251$1,151$88,144,6716Disney
5Iron Man 2$638,314-56%522-647$1,223$308,292,7779Paramount
6Solitary Man$498,4845%176-1$2,832$2,757,6637Anchor Bay
7Killers (2010)$475,307-75%727-1544$654$45,170,6365Lionsgate
8Sex and the City 2$382,173-69%355-546$1,077$94,076,9426Warner Bros. / New Line
10How to Train Your Dragon$341,760-28%303-30$1,128$216,156,99415Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$328,860-49%378-291$870$103,913,9358Universal
12Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$328,745-9%11125$2,962$1,478,1824IFC
13The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$193,144-13%109-25$1,772$9,009,87816Music Box
14Date Night$187,220-22%242-44$774$97,634,50813Fox
15The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$175,225-19%127-16$1,380$5,597,09712Sony Pictures Classics
16Please Give$172,141-38%145-74$1,187$3,436,80810Sony Pictures Classics
17Splice$168,032-30%140-200$1,200$16,539,2425Warner Bros
18Jonah Hex$123,597-92%350-2475$353$9,937,4233Warner Bros.
19Clash of the Titans (2010)$115,116-30%175-51$658$162,916,18914Warner Bros.
20Death at a Funeral (2010)$114,498-19%136-20$842$42,708,95112Sony / Screen Gems
21Furry Vengeance$95,897-22%107-50$896$17,466,37210Summit
22A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$40,476-49%110-62$368$62,992,95010Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

1Cyrus$774,472157%7760$10,058$1,492,3463Fox Searchlight
2I Am Love$528,877113%8053$6,611$1,096,8133Magnolia
3Winter's Bone$430,329-2%8313$5,185$1,712,2204Roadside Attractions
4Hubble 3D$247,9067%522$4,767$9,678,30516Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$128,56064%4-16$32,140$536,3414Sony Pictures Classics
6City Island$104,852-20%81-24$1,294$6,320,62816Anchor Bay
7Exit Through the Gift Shop$62,382-17%31-5$2,012$2,772,13712Producers Distribution Agency
8Micmacs$60,895-23%50-2$1,218$829,5266Sony Classics
9Mother and Child$60,019-37%77-42$779$912,1639Sony Pictures Classics
10Restrepo$58,58765%108$5,859$119,2102National Geographic
11Harry Brown$56,351-14%45-11$1,252$1,685,83110Samuel Goldwyn
12The Bounty Hunter$55,925-44%67-37$835$67,050,02416Sony / Columbia
13Just Wright$53,924-27%95-16$568$21,310,3948Fox Searchlight
14The Back-up Plan$51,721-58%97-50$533$37,358,50511CBS Films
16Under the Sea 3D$44,99933%130$3,461$22,684,01873Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Love Ranch$44,220--11--$4,020$58,6431E1 Entertainment
18The Killer Inside Me$43,413126%1713$2,554$93,9703IFC Films
20Diary of a Wimpy Kid$42,375-31%70-35$605$63,789,16216Fox
22South of the Border$34,75761%65$5,793$64,9652Cinema Libre
23The Last Song$33,082-61%79-44$419$62,871,80414Disney
24Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$31,763-19%61$5,294$98,4432Sony Pictures Classics
26The City of Your Final Destination$16,212-20%14-1$1,158$434,99412Screen Media Films
27Deep Sea 3D$14,4650%30$4,822$43,439,936227Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Let It Rain$12,072-23%50$2,414$61,9353IFC
29Raavan$11,986-87%28-87$428$690,4423Reliance Big Pictures
30Holy Rollers$11,133-14%130$856$279,33823First Independent Pictures
31The Secret of Kells$10,9525%14-1$782$669,39018GKIDS
32God of Vampires$10,395--10--$1,040$10,3951Nocturnal Features
33Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$7,253-51%9-4$806$590,50216Zeitgeist
34The Nature of Existence$5,918--3--$1,973$9,9273Walking Shadows
35La Mission$5,608-38%5-6$1,122$1,008,45813Screen Media
36Princess Kaiulani$5,542-11%5-3$1,108$836,4718Roadside Attractions
38The Square (2010)$5,181-71%5-3$1,036$392,46413Apparition
39Only the Brave (2010)$4,684-25%1-1$4,684$140,0816Indican Pictures
40Alice in Wonderland (2010)$4,684-83%23-42$204$334,183,25018Disney
41Stonewall Uprising$4,305-73%4-2$1,076$66,5143First Run Features
42Breathless (2010 re-issue)$4,045-49%2-1$2,023$167,7006Rialto
43Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,920-11%30$1,307$23,239,650144National Geographic
44Best Worst Movie$3,42431%10$3,424$62,67511Area23a
45Everyone Else$3,286514%32$1,095$72,47855Cinema Guild
46The Lottery$3,227-68%2-1$1,614$41,7444Variance Films
47Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$2,706139%10$2,706$39,2215Indican Pictures
48The Joneses$2,644-30%1-2$2,644$1,469,63212Roadside Attractions
49Kings of the Evening$2,595-71%1-3$2,595$78,74221Indican Pictures
50OSS 117: Lost in Rio$2,336-49%30$779$80,94764Music Box
51Racing Dreams$2,31294%30$771$49,1627Hanover House
52Only When I Dance$2,183--1--$2,183$2,1831Film Movement
53Sweetgrass$2,073--4--$518$193,92241Cinema Guild
54Casino Jack and the United States of Money$1,602-15%73$229$174,9199Magnolia
55Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$1,597--1--$1,597$25,2693The Film Desk
56Survival of the Dead$1,223-69%4-6$306$96,5576Magnolia / Magnet
57Chloe$1,066-35%30$355$3,073,64515Sony Pictures Classics
58Cropsey$998-41%1-1$998$27,3795Cinema Purgatorio
59John Rabe$994-67%2-1$497$45,9567Strand
60A Town Called Panic$958--1--$958$162,58229Zeitgeist Films
61Behind the Burly Q$541--1--$541$16,65711First Run Features
62U2 3D$250--1--$250$10,335,198128National Geographic
63Small Change (2009 re-issue)$237--1--$237$29,28132The Film Desk