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, Sep. 24 - Sun, Sep. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$19,011,188--3,565--$5,333$19,011,1881Fox
2Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$16,112,211--3,575--$4,507$16,112,2111Warner Bros.
3The Town$15,605,171-34%2,88524$5,409$48,692,0722Warner Bros.
4Easy A$10,600,497-40%2,8560$3,712$32,714,2152Sony / Screen Gems
5You Again$8,407,513--2,548--$3,300$8,407,5131Disney
6Devil$6,605,960-46%2,8112$2,350$21,859,4252Universal
7Resident Evil: Afterlife$4,954,791-50%2,642-567$1,875$52,073,5883Sony / Screen Gems
8Alpha and Omega$4,735,271-48%2,6250$1,804$15,164,9442Lionsgate
9Takers$1,622,302-46%1,413-726$1,148$54,885,1755Sony / Screen Gems
10The Other Guys$992,812-50%1,047-780$948$116,966,9818Sony / Columbia
11The American$896,382-66%1,315-1142$682$34,607,3814Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$1,247,006-37%907-398$1,375$287,053,29211Warner Bros.
2Eat Pray Love$704,613-56%855-813$824$79,040,3087Sony / Columbia
3Machete$642,832-63%682-1022$943$25,733,6774Fox
4Despicable Me$582,585-36%610-329$955$245,514,66512Universal
5The Expendables$564,081-59%852-1002$662$102,070,0477Lionsgate
6Nanny McPhee Returns$394,275-59%765-813$515$28,226,2256Universal
7The Last Exorcism$344,675-72%707-1306$488$40,773,3015Lionsgate
8Get Low$317,164-42%354-113$896$8,317,4979Sony Pictures Classics
9Toy Story 3$313,847-33%302-173$1,039$411,086,06715Disney
10Lottery Ticket$306,318-51%370-307$828$23,942,2116Warner Bros.
11The Virginity Hit$301,885--700--$431$332,4633Sony / Columbia
12The Switch (2010)$293,433-68%511-647$574$27,207,7666Miramax
13Mao's Last Dancer$273,17615%12224$2,239$3,013,3226Samuel Goldwyn
14Dinner for Schmucks$260,22618%32310$806$72,539,2009Paramount / DreamWorks
15Going the Distance (2010)$248,174-82%475-1532$522$17,538,7204Warner Bros. / New Line
16Grown Ups$234,667-23%265-39$886$161,417,72614Sony / Columbia
17Vampires Suck$213,983-62%415-549$516$36,171,1166Fox
18Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$198,681-27%267-93$744$43,274,6239Warner Bros.
19The Sorcerer's Apprentice$181,429-24%227-48$799$62,744,18711Disney
20Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$158,440-55%233-150$680$31,356,4257Universal
21Salt$143,697-54%186-149$773$117,223,00310Sony / Columbia
22The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$124,409-40%224-115$555$300,298,74013Summit
23Ramona and Beezus$111,977-32%191-69$586$25,870,97810Fox
24The Girl Who Played With Fire$85,290-36%111-26$768$7,304,14112Music Box
25The Kids Are All Right$84,025-47%107-62$785$20,654,03112Focus
26Flipped$75,322-58%106-269$711$1,704,6618Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catfish$452,58076%5745$7,940$811,2802Universal / Rogue
2Never Let Me Go$241,943117%2622$9,306$438,5352Fox Searchlight
3You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$160,103--6--$26,684$211,4451Sony Pictures Classics
4Hubble 3D$158,6343%61-2$2,601$15,916,59328Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Waiting for 'Superman'$139,033--4--$34,758$139,0331Paramount Vantage
6Dabangg$134,024-55%680$1,971$1,258,9323Eros
7Buried$100,268--11--$9,115$100,2681Lionsgate
8Heartbreaker$92,902109%4133$2,266$229,0183IFC
9Jack Goes Boating$78,947173%3733$2,134$120,5592Relativity / Overture
10Cairo Time$78,736-27%761$1,036$1,406,8988IFC
11Like Dandelion Dust$77,960--25--$3,118$77,9601Blue Collar Releasing
12Step Up 3D$66,846-55%60-74$1,114$42,173,6638Disney
13Winter's Bone$56,558-37%79-22$716$6,049,87116Roadside Attractions
14Howl$51,185--6--$8,531$51,1851Oscilloscope
15Enter the Void$43,651--3--$14,550$43,6511IFC Films
16The Tillman Story$40,708-33%27-1$1,508$587,5676Weinstein Company
17Under the Sea 3D$36,603-12%182$2,034$24,279,10285Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Piranha 3D$35,280-77%66-198$535$24,820,2716Weinstein Company
19Avatar$33,844-86%29-100$1,167$760,237,55141Fox
20I'm Still Here$31,996-72%39-81$820$355,7573Magnolia
21What If...$30,849-36%35-15$881$562,7086Five & Two Pictures
22Bran Nue Dae$29,67264%5538$539$88,8543Freestyle Releasing
23A Film Unfinished$28,218529%1613$1,764$178,0336Oscilloscope
24Animal Kingdom$28,195-48%45-12$627$870,6997Sony Pictures Classics
25I Am Love$26,202-39%25-10$1,048$4,886,96815Magnolia
26Knight and Day$25,881-30%45-19$575$76,401,92314Fox
27The Concert$23,5380%18-2$1,308$577,65610Weinstein Company
28Predators$22,923-32%36-19$637$51,948,27412Fox
29Lovely, Still$21,1073%176$1,242$68,3283Monterey Media
30We Are Family$20,865-48%24-54$869$631,2764UTV Communications
31Mademoiselle Chambon$20,708-37%121$1,726$417,65518Lorber
32Last Train Home$20,123-15%91$2,236$101,4194Zeitgeist Films
33Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$19,97746%84$2,497$66,2393Lorber
34Kings of Pastry$19,63229%42$4,908$51,3702First Run
35Fool for Love (2010)$18,159-20%7-1$2,594$112,2533Variance Films
36A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$15,632-37%18-5$868$132,7014Sony Pictures Classics
37Leaves of Grass$15,009-28%63$2,502$41,5162First Look
38The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$13,712-36%152$914$510,0358National Geographic
39Lebanon$13,606-28%16-7$850$311,63250Sony Pictures Classics
40Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$13,007-39%14-14$929$1,702,86916Sony Pictures Classics
41Deep Sea 3D$10,6200%30$3,540$43,784,148239Warner Bros. / IMAX
42Soul Kitchen$10,545-57%14-8$753$217,6526IFC
43Restrepo$9,848-46%24-13$410$1,279,95114National Geographic
44The Extra Man$9,668-22%141$691$432,0799Magnolia
45Cyrus$8,181-16%14-5$584$7,437,01415Fox Searchlight
46Mesrine: Killer Instinct$7,566-69%10-12$757$480,6645Music Box
47My Dog Tulip$7,38918%32$2,463$60,0504New Yorker Films
48Exit Through the Gift Shop$6,70710%4-1$1,677$3,260,66324Producers Distribution Agency
49The Romantics$6,044-77%6-8$1,007$103,2803Four of a Kind
50Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$6,015-34%10$6,015$19,9322Collective Eye
51Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$5,913141%41$1,478$407,28721Kino International
52The Sicilian Girl$5,644-10%61$941$56,2818Music Box
53GasLand$5,528109%21$2,764$21,1842International WOW
54Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$5,491-69%7-13$784$223,9324Music Box
55Winnebago Man$5,336-24%7-4$762$167,30412Kino International
56Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child$4,700-31%4-1$1,175$230,12910Arthouse Films
57Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$4,36683%10-1$437$383,99914Sony Pictures Classics
58The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$4,260-32%9-2$473$6,381,94624Sony Pictures Classics
59The Trial$4,22069%21$2,110$19,2463Whitlow Films
60The Other City$4,079-61%1-1$4,079$22,2212Cabin Films
61Micmacs$4,061-18%13-2$312$1,244,34718Sony Classics
62Enemies of the People$4,011267%53$802$18,3339International Film Circuit
63Ahead of Time$3,702-17%31$1,234$29,5893Vitagraph
64Breathless (2010 re-issue)$3,592-22%51$718$314,78218Rialto
65The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$3,468265%20$1,734$115,50025International Film Circuit
66Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,115216%21$1,558$23,302,459156National Geographic
67The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$2,987-63%10-9$299$10,065,03428Music Box
68La Soga$2,383-63%2-2$1,192$210,62577-57 Releasing
69Solitary Man$2,171-18%6-1$362$4,357,53319Anchor Bay
70Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$1,982135%10$1,982$17,73611Flicker Alley
71Agora$1,881-69%2-2$941$605,29118Newmarket
72John Rabe$1,863-51%10$1,863$64,54519Strand
73Picture Me$1,804-73%10$1,804$11,0452Strand
74Centurion$1,793-4%41$448$122,2885Magnolia
75Countdown to Zero$1,602124%82$200$267,59710Magnolia
76Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?$1,525-80%1-1$1,525$23,9283Lorber
77Ondine$1,449-23%20$725$548,93430Magnolia
78Best Worst Movie$1,316--1--$1,316$106,27123Area23a
79The Disappearance of Alice Creed$1,31264%2-1$656$158,1268Anchor Bay
80Mother and Child$1,000-5%2-3$500$1,107,90821Sony Pictures Classics
81Stonewall Uprising$896--2--$448$122,49815First Run Features
82A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism$822--2--$411$8221First Run
83Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$788-26%10$788$50,00515The Film Desk
84Hideaway (2009)$656-88%2-2$328$24,0383Strand
85Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$459--1--$459$68,61117Indican Pictures
86Princess Kaiulani$433-64%1-1$433$883,88720Roadside Attractions
87The Milk of Sorrow$392-60%10$392$10,3765Olive Films
88Neshoba: The Price of Freedom$347-59%1-1$347$18,1847First Run Features
89Please Give$242-91%3-1$81$4,029,29422Sony Pictures Classics
90Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$231--1--$231$56,47114Kino International
91Altiplano$190--1--$190$2,2396First Run
92Sweetgrass$100-31%10$100$205,00853Cinema Guild
93Orlando (2010 re-issue)$83-77%10$83$56,75010Sony Pictures Classics