Grosses

'Minions' Returns to First on Thursday with $2.82M; 'Ant-Man' Remains #2 with $2.71M; 'Vacation' Falls to Third with $2.50MJuly 31, 2015 01:21 PM

by Daniel Garris

Minions was up two spots from Wednesday to lead the daily box office on Thursday with $2.82 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was unchanged from Wednesday and down a solid 41 percent from last Thursday. Minions placed in second for the week with $35.67 million. That represented a sizable 51 percent decline from the previous week and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $275.19 million.

Disney's Ant-Man held steady in second place with $2.71 million. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel fell 10 percent from Wednesday and 42 percent from last Thursday as the film clearly took a hit from the evening launch of Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Ant-Man was the week's top film with a weekly take of $38.22 million. The film was down 53 percent from its opening week performance and continues to run towards the lower end of expectations with a solid two-week start of $119.53 million.

Vacation was down two spots and 34.5 percent from its opening day performance to land in third with $2.50 million. The comedy franchise re-launch from Warner Bros. has grossed a modest $6.32 million in its first two days. That is below pre-release expectations and places the film an underwhelming 45 percent behind the $11.49 million two-day midweek start of 2013's We're the Millers. At its current pace, Vacation appears headed for a soft five-day start in the area of $20 million.

Sony's Pixels took in $2.25 million to remain in fourth place. The Adam Sandler led 3D action comedy declined 6 percent from Wednesday. Pixels placed in third for the week with a lackluster seven-day start of $35.21 million. The film is currently running 41 percent behind the $59.52 million seven-day gross of 2013's Grown Ups 2, which is especially disappointing when considering that Pixels has the added advantage of higher priced 3D admissions.

Universal's Trainwreck rounded out Thursday's top five with $1.84 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday and down 41 percent from last Thursday. Trainwreck took fourth place for the week with $25.76 million. That represented a 42 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at a strong $70.01 million.

Southpaw and Paper Towns rounded out their first week of release with respective sixth place and seventh place takes of $1.50 million and $1.33 million. The Weinstein Company's Southpaw fell 7 percent from Wednesday, while Fox's Paper Towns was down 6 percent. Southpaw exceeded expectations this week with a fifth place seven-day take of $22.56 million. Paper Towns opened well below expectations with a soft sixth place seven-day start of $17.88 million, though it should be noted that Paper Towns carried the smaller production budget between the two films.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 18 - Sun, Mar. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Limitless$18,907,302--2,756--$6,860$18,907,3021Relativity Media
2Rango$15,076,575-33%3,843-80$3,923$92,338,6913Paramount
3Battle: Los Angeles$14,538,429-59%3,4170$4,255$60,540,1352Sony / Columbia
4The Lincoln Lawyer$13,206,453--2,707--$4,879$13,206,4531Lionsgate
5Paul$13,043,310--2,802--$4,655$13,043,3101Universal
6Red Riding Hood$7,188,131-49%3,0300$2,372$25,895,5142Warner Bros.
7The Adjustment Bureau$5,772,510-50%2,660-187$2,170$48,619,5503Universal
8Mars Needs Moms$5,316,620-23%3,1170$1,706$15,400,4342Disney
9Beastly$3,198,478-36%1,810-149$1,767$22,183,9433CBS Films
10Hall Pass$2,568,334-49%1,905-650$1,348$39,557,9404Warner Bros. / New Line
11Gnomeo and Juliet$2,298,908-36%1,748-837$1,315$93,587,2906Disney
12Just Go With It$2,245,115-44%1,708-690$1,314$97,964,3246Sony / Columbia
13The King's Speech$2,034,151-43%1,249-519$1,629$132,476,38117Weinstein Company
14Unknown (2011)$1,279,351-62%1,401-902$913$61,094,9035Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Am Number Four$1,015,059-55%955-1050$1,063$52,616,8495Disney / DreamWorks
2Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$708,210-46%550-381$1,288$36,407,6785Fox
3Tangled$616,057-4%334-29$1,844$197,714,17817Disney
4Cedar Rapids$521,961-43%46268$1,130$5,475,3166Fox Searchlight
5Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$470,465-66%480-767$980$72,209,3636Paramount
6Yogi Bear$450,310-5%43834$1,028$99,415,32714Warner Bros.
7The Green Hornet$285,948-25%282-27$1,014$97,952,45410Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$250,011-41%268-133$933$169,780,60813Paramount
9The Fighter$219,526-62%316-147$695$93,367,57515Paramount
10Barney's Version$186,493-43%146-44$1,277$6,780,53010Sony Pictures Classics
11Black Swan$174,210-60%191-146$912$106,303,65716Fox Searchlight
12No Strings Attached$160,905-14%232-22$694$70,257,7679Paramount
13Take Me Home Tonight$137,949-89%281-1722$491$6,704,8503Relativity Media
14The Rite$109,727118%202117$543$32,858,1908Warner Bros. / New Line
15TRON: Legacy$102,234-27%104-65$983$171,777,39814Disney
16The Grace Card$102,000-31%1140$895$2,155,8904IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
17The Roommate$75,222-51%112-101$672$37,300,1077Sony / Screen Gems

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$466,409155%2622$17,939$719,5142Focus
2Of Gods and Men$295,1024%9440$3,139$1,616,9164Sony Pictures Classics
3Hubble 3D$151,9657%45-3$3,377$23,146,68653Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Win Win$150,362--5--$30,072$150,3621Fox Searchlight
5Kill the Irishman$140,637-3%2116$6,697$332,6382Anchor Bay Films
6Certified Copy$132,73370%2318$5,771$245,8202IFC Films
7Biutiful$92,137-49%89-25$1,035$4,701,24712Roadside Attractions
8Under the Sea 3D$84,44837%213$4,021$27,664,149110Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Music Never Stopped$76,543--32--$2,392$76,5431Roadside Attractions
10Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$71,791-26%141$5,128$1,689,353453D Entertainment
11The Last Lions$68,225-39%467$1,483$442,4425National Geographic
12Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$67,135-32%94-28$714$294,825,35018Warner Bros.
13The Mechanic$55,485147%9957$560$28,998,3628CBS Films
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$51,439-35%82-41$627$104,225,31415Fox
15The Illusionist (2010)$49,677-31%58-18$857$2,063,75513Sony Pictures Classics
16The Eagle$46,080-5%92-7$501$19,365,5526Focus
17I Am (2011)$43,0809%125$3,590$180,5145Paladin
18Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$40,054-40%22-5$1,821$389,9745Vitagraph
19Drive Angry$39,278-87%95-456$413$10,510,8464Summit
20Another Year$37,352-45%48-7$778$3,076,35812Sony Pictures Classics
21Blue Valentine (2010)$34,366-44%43-17$799$9,576,56112Weinstein Company
22Bill Cunningham New York$33,677--1--$33,677$49,0361Zeitgeist Films
23The Company Men$33,132-37%58-5$571$4,210,8529Weinstein Company
24Space Station 3D$29,86131%31$9,954$83,091,832466IMAX
25Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$26,08967%131$2,007$170,52511First Run Features
26Inside Job$25,173-47%30-11$839$4,237,85224Sony Pictures Classics
27The Butcher, The Chef, and The Swordsman$23,425--37--$633$23,4251China Lion Film
28happythankyoumoreplease$18,681-64%12-7$1,557$137,5613Anchor Bay Films
29Poetry$18,519-34%9-2$2,058$184,3096Kino International
30127 Hours$17,397-65%32-47$544$18,282,89820Fox Searchlight
31I Saw the Devil$17,34470%116$1,577$56,3773Magnolia / Magnet
32Gulliver's Travels (2010)$15,478-67%43-56$360$42,705,23513Fox
33Winter in Wartime$14,937--3--$4,979$14,9371Sony Pictures Classics
34Deep Sea 3D$14,88639%2-1$7,443$44,099,006264Warner Bros. / IMAX
35Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$14,822-33%4-1$3,706$92,5183Strand Releasing
36Battleship Potemkin (2011 re-issue)$14,256--3--$4,752$36,20010Kino International
37I Love You Phillip Morris$13,23951%11-1$1,204$1,997,12716Roadside Attractions
38Season of the Witch$12,761-51%31-23$412$24,823,28311Relativity Media
39Made in Dagenham$12,5621122%169$785$1,066,22218Sony Pictures Classics
40Nostalgia for the Light$10,681--1--$10,681$10,6811Icarus Films
41Rabbit Hole$10,614-59%29-9$366$2,185,20614Lionsgate
42Casino Jack$9,80610%194$516$1,018,77314IDP/ATO Pictures
43Cracks$9,467--6--$1,578$9,4671IFC Films
44Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$9,067-69%16-8$567$1,322,7076Shorts International
45The Housemaid (Hanyo)$8,27272%123$689$138,5919IFC Films
46From Prada to Nada$8,110-30%27-6$300$2,971,4098Lionsgate / Pantelion
47Desert Flower$7,657--3--$2,552$7,6571National Geographic
48Cold Weather$6,379-54%91$709$109,3557IFC Films
49All Good Things$6,299-13%62$1,050$566,07716Magnolia Pictures
50Clash (Bay Rong)$5,849-52%4-5$1,462$22,8972Variance Films
51Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,278-35%52$1,056$81,2126Phase 4 Films
52Monogamy$5,14615%54$1,029$11,3242Oscilloscope
53Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula$4,866-14%30$1,622$12,5972Indican Pictures
54Heartbeats$4,638-48%5-1$928$43,2254IFC Films
55Galapagos$4,190-35%2-1$2,095$17,920,813595IMAX
56The Human Resources Manager$4,104-70%5-4$821$37,8783Film Movement
57Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,0051%20$2,003$23,552,772181National Geographic
58Kaboom$3,94271%50$788$100,1318IFC Films
59Public Speaking$3,735--1--$3,735$41,3634Rialto
60Black Death$3,495-48%52$699$13,6772Magnolia / Magnet
61Into Eternity$3,241--6--$540$19,2827International Film Circuit
62Making The Boys$3,235-57%32$1,078$14,8702First Run Features
63My Dog Tulip$3,015-43%3-1$1,005$227,97629New Yorker Films
64Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$2,945-36%2-1$1,473$431,88123Zeitgeist Films
65Putty Hill$2,700-46%20$1,350$34,2275Cinema Guild
66A Somewhat Gentle Man$2,5300%21$1,265$26,73810Strand Releasing
67Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$1,994-7%42$499$190,0888Variance Films
68The Trouble with Terkel$1,768211%10$1,768$32,87052Indican
69Carancho$1,3860%20$693$44,1756Strand Releasing
70Every Day$1,024--1--$1,024$45,53710Image Entertainment
71Winter's Bone$975-79%4-5$244$6,530,50641Roadside Attractions
72Marwencol$942-68%1-1$942$109,74724Cinema Guild
73Bhutto$906-56%1-1$906$98,78016First Run Features
74Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$753-22%32$251$32,98720Variance Films
75Elektra Luxx$595-89%1-3$595$9,2612IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
76Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$55049%20$275$110,19739Kino International
77Kings of Pastry$518-76%10$518$320,60927First Run
78The Little Traitor$315--1--$315$393,01667Westchester Films
79Orgasm Inc.$295-89%1-2$295$25,7396First Run Features
80Nenette$234--1--$234$16,98213Kino International
81Plastic Planet$140-33%10$140$2,73110First Run Features
82Waste Land$102-96%1-2$102$187,71621Arthouse Films