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, Nov. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$29,120,461-37%3,9495$7,374$88,822,6352Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$22,688,457--3,207--$7,075$22,688,4571Fox
3Due Date$15,419,042-53%3,36510$4,582$58,897,3082Warner Bros.
4Skyline$11,692,415--2,880--$4,060$11,692,4151Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$9,203,266--2,518--$3,655$11,809,3211Paramount
6For Colored Girls$6,517,280-67%2,1270$3,064$30,687,4682Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$4,973,539-43%2,878-351$1,728$79,677,3965Summit
8Paranormal Activity 2$2,980,201-58%2,403-765$1,240$81,930,6574Paramount
9Saw 3D$2,862,449-63%1,976-832$1,449$43,580,3103Lionsgate
10Jackass 3D$2,235,457-55%1,607-558$1,391$114,643,2665Paramount
11Secretariat$2,205,163-46%2,019-595$1,092$54,747,0376Disney
12The Social Network$1,770,077-48%1,088-772$1,627$87,807,5027Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$1,318,493-67%1,691-674$780$31,448,8425Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$1,294,110-58%1,239-711$1,044$50,754,7296Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$1,020,65457%175129$5,832$1,919,6402Summit
2Conviction$610,847-62%493-179$1,239$6,022,8235Fox Searchlight
3The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$520,085-30%1942$2,681$2,821,9323Music Box
4Inside Job$478,76780%250184$1,915$1,566,0316Sony Pictures Classics
5The Town$438,397-62%375-426$1,169$90,626,5569Warner Bros.
6Despicable Me$363,09011%273-34$1,330$248,815,41019Universal
7Inception$234,514-26%262-29$895$291,832,59318Warner Bros.
8Waiting for 'Superman'$215,210-46%204-38$1,055$5,891,8798Paramount Vantage
9Toy Story 3$207,778-29%241-23$862$414,638,01322Disney
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$170,047-65%240-500$709$54,362,5018Warner Bros.
11Easy A$162,833-66%197-289$827$57,539,4059Sony / Screen Gems
12Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$155,691-53%249-104$625$52,147,7898Fox
13The Other Guys$119,256-29%182-53$655$119,219,97815Sony / Columbia
14Takers$101,374-34%176-39$576$57,744,72012Sony / Screen Gems
15You Again$85,543-59%153-130$559$25,258,9918Disney
16Alpha and Omega$71,655-51%123-165$583$24,589,7939Lionsgate
17Nowhere Boy$67,145-53%111-64$605$1,330,9526Weinstein Company
18Devil$64,210-71%120-164$535$33,583,1759Universal
19The Switch (2010)$57,438-30%118-2$487$27,758,46513Miramax
20Let Me In$55,08470%14348$385$12,067,3977Relativity / Overture
21Case 39$30,028-57%106-51$283$13,248,4777Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$438,53966%2218$19,934$811,5282Fox Searchlight
2Golmaal 3$253,586-60%860$2,949$1,027,3552Eros
3Hubble 3D$192,850-1%56-4$3,444$18,078,26035Warner Bros. / IMAX
4You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$103,109-53%75-68$1,375$2,927,9628Sony Pictures Classics
5Stone$74,071-58%87-22$851$1,640,4966Relativity / Overture
6Mao's Last Dancer$56,911-43%55-26$1,035$4,664,09513Samuel Goldwyn
7Under the Sea 3D$50,97318%140$3,641$24,795,60692Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Monsters (2010)$48,68070%2512$1,947$122,9193Magnolia
9It's Kind of a Funny Story$44,842-74%67-134$669$6,309,8746Focus
10Four Lions$40,153-3%146$2,868$100,1172Drafthouse Films
11Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$33,99260%104$3,399$136,2025Zeitgeist Films
12Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$29,93176%1512$1,995$54,9322Magnolia
13Tamara Drewe$27,401-47%21-6$1,305$268,0276Sony Pictures Classics
14Avatar$27,2127%6-3$4,535$760,504,84748Fox
15Cool It$26,847--41--$655$26,8471Roadside Attractions
16Never Let Me Go$24,680-41%32-19$771$2,331,3489Fox Searchlight
17Catfish$23,875-52%25-30$955$3,201,2139Universal / Rogue
18Tiny Furniture$21,235--1--$21,235$21,2351IFC
19Howl$19,209-40%16-13$1,201$484,6598Oscilloscope
20The Salvation Poem$15,981-69%11-3$1,453$431,6105CanZion Films
21Get Low$15,977-26%26-10$615$9,062,45416Sony Pictures Classics
22The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$15,91921%9-1$1,769$639,70015National Geographic
23Welcome to the Riley's$13,500-26%7-3$1,929$100,8813Samuel Goldwyn
24N-Secure$13,089-77%20-85$654$2,592,8085Freestyle
25Enter the Void$11,911-1%81$1,489$272,5028IFC Films
26Deep Sea 3D$11,58832%40$2,897$43,880,656246Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Jack Goes Boating$10,913-22%343$321$512,1839Relativity / Overture
28Inspector Bellamy$10,316-33%20$5,158$64,8653IFC Films
29Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$9,3252%30$3,108$23,405,352163National Geographic
30Last Train Home$9,309-20%6-4$1,552$241,32111Zeitgeist Films
31Marwencol$8,8591269%10$8,859$24,4616Cinema Guild
32The Tillman Story$8,364-35%21-3$398$782,60013Weinstein Company
33Waste Land$8,271-4%53$1,654$38,7293Arthouse Films
34What If...$8,240-54%12-10$687$752,43713Five & Two Pictures
35Enemies of the People$8,216765%63$1,369$36,32716International Film Circuit
36Every Man For Himself (2010 re-issue)$7,926--1--$7,926$7,9261Film Desk
37Machete$7,427-38%19-13$391$26,589,95311Fox
38Wild Target$6,901-37%50$1,380$54,8203Freestyle
39Leaving$6,391-63%5-2$1,278$115,3917IFC
40A Film Unfinished$6,222-60%10-5$622$311,54213Oscilloscope
41Heartbreaker$6,021-58%190$317$473,25410IFC
42The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$5,999642%10$5,999$133,66732International Film Circuit
43Boxing Gym$5,583--5--$1,117$25,7684Zipporah Films
44Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$5,073-50%30$1,691$35,3963Variance Films
45The Trouble with Terkel$4,924--4--$1,231$23,10434Indican
46Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$4,908179%30$1,636$527,91828Kino International
47Kings of Pastry$4,2362%50$847$150,4749First Run
48Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$4,0731529%21$2,037$63,07221Kino International
49Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$3,920-1%41$980$133,47310Lorber
50The Girl Who Played With Fire$3,659-67%12-7$305$7,621,38819Music Box
51Freakonomics$3,447-14%70$492$96,2157Magnolia
52Animal Kingdom$3,437-61%8-4$430$989,76414Sony Pictures Classics
53My Dog Tulip$2,573-63%3-1$858$111,65911New Yorker Films
54Mesrine: Killer Instinct$2,477-26%40$619$522,46212Music Box
55Winter's Bone$2,427-43%100$243$6,040,46323Roadside Attractions
56The Taqwacores$2,294170%21$1,147$8,7564Strand Releasing
57I Am Love$2,266-40%4-2$567$4,999,23422Magnolia
58Mademoiselle Chambon$2,153-66%3-3$718$512,65525Lorber
59Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$1,739-46%10$1,739$6,3892Variance Films
60A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$1,7070%6-3$285$184,06611Sony Pictures Classics
61Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$1,426294%53$285$252,58611Music Box
62Breathless (2010 re-issue)$1,384--2--$692$341,26325Rialto
63Army of Crime$1,356--3--$452$33,50713Lorber
64Around a Small Mountain$1,287154%10$1,287$31,00519Cinema Guild
65The Kids Grow Up$1,2670%1-1$1,267$9,6413Shadow Distribution
66To the Sea$1,146--1--$1,146$49,17918Film Movement
67Budrus$1,067-47%10$1,067$42,6246Balcony Releasing
68The Concert$997-51%3-1$332$657,19417Weinstein Company
69Eichmann$986235%10$986$2,7063Regent Releasing
70Restrepo$91514%1-1$915$1,328,72521National Geographic
71Lebanon$824-63%7-2$118$361,96657Sony Pictures Classics
72The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$776-59%5-11$155$10,086,09335Music Box
73Piranha 3D$712-91%82$89$25,002,87213Weinstein Company
74Red Hill$689-92%1-4$689$16,3412Strand
75Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$520--2--$260$70,11524Indican Pictures
76I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$323-68%1-1$323$92,4016Anchor Bay
77Shake Hands with the Devil$250116%10$250$5943Regent Releasing
78The Magician (2010)$22-70%10$22$4063Regent Releasing