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, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Legacy$38,142,825--3,745--$10,185$38,142,8251Universal
2The Campaign$26,588,460--3,205--$8,296$26,588,4601Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight Rises$18,979,397-47%3,690-552$5,143$389,588,2164Warner Bros.
4Hope Springs (2012)$14,650,121--2,361--$6,205$19,103,1781Sony / Columbia
5Total Recall (2012)$8,013,040-69%3,6010$2,225$44,101,4322Sony / Columbia
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$8,002,166-45%3,40110$2,353$30,356,1742Fox
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,380,929-26%3,103-439$2,056$143,694,9815Fox
8Ted (2012)$3,223,675-43%2,208-559$1,460$209,848,5857Universal
9Step Up Revolution$2,941,818-50%1,898-708$1,550$30,256,5803Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$2,221,451-66%2,463-705$902$31,396,0793Fox
11The Amazing Spider-Man$2,121,235-52%1,585-840$1,338$255,464,6776Sony / Columbia
12Brave$1,802,665-40%1,259-851$1,432$227,245,5318Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,183,701--800--$1,480$2,166,1591ARC Entertainment
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$722,883-37%286-32$2,528$7,160,1567Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$614,394-50%447-240$1,374$42,074,79212Focus
4Men in Black 3$508,001-22%295-31$1,722$177,549,43412Sony / Columbia
5Ruby Sparks$443,10212%261197$1,698$1,240,6003Fox Searchlight
6Magic Mike$422,331-70%450-752$939$112,238,9497Warner Bros.
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$421,435-28%306-198$1,377$211,686,19910Paramount / DreamWorks
8To Rome with Love$418,752-49%264-118$1,586$15,089,0518Sony Pictures Classics
9The Intouchables$375,409-34%1940$1,935$9,298,84012Weinstein Company
10The Hunger Games$324,057-25%260-31$1,246$407,294,29221Lionsgate
11Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$287,631-61%364-373$790$64,742,4957Lionsgate
12Snow White and the Huntsman$274,350-13%273-36$1,005$154,299,06011Universal
13Marvel's The Avengers$270,823-35%220-80$1,231$617,291,91615Disney
14Savages$244,860-75%318-386$770$46,808,1256Universal
15The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$168,041-46%184-46$913$45,375,33615Fox Searchlight
16Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$140,278-31%202-75$694$25,074,3076Paramount
17Prometheus$111,008-34%141-57$787$126,048,26910Fox
18Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$90,503-29%130-35$696$37,179,4538Fox
19People Like Us$52,719-59%140-57$377$12,361,4707Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12016: Obama's America$317,316830%6151$5,202$535,7235Rocky Mountain Pictures
2The Queen of Versailles$212,618-21%8922$2,389$927,1624Magnolia Pictures
3To the Arctic 3D$207,6321%520$3,993$7,296,33517Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Celeste and Jesse Forever$125,04316%1814$6,947$296,9592Sony Pictures Classics
5Farewell, My Queen$99,145-47%582$1,709$804,9935Cohen Media Group
6Bernie$79,313-39%88-9$901$8,940,21216Millennium Entertainment
7Searching For Sugar Man$63,34263%158$4,223$166,3683Sony Pictures Classics
8Born to Be Wild 3D$62,033-2%330$1,880$20,469,73971Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Safety Not Guaranteed$60,576-62%73-48$830$3,603,02510FilmDistrict
10Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$54,691-25%25-1$2,188$235,7983IFC Films
11Hubble 3D$52,00423%141$3,715$34,067,759126Warner Bros. / IMAX
12From Beneath$47,628--18--$2,646$47,6281Nocturnal Features
13The Imposter$43,89123%135$3,376$167,8765Indomina Releasing
14Red Hook Summer$40,070--4--$10,018$40,0701Variance Films
15Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$39,281249%100$3,928$5,937,5761183D Entertainment
16Under the Sea 3D$38,72230%7-2$5,532$32,139,878183Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Take This Waltz$24,518-55%35-16$701$1,137,5947Magnolia Pictures
182 Days In New York$23,942--2--$11,971$23,9421Magnolia Pictures
19Dark Shadows$23,406-78%45-87$520$79,711,67814Warner Bros.
20Rock of Ages$19,990-71%57-88$351$38,509,3429Warner Bros. / New Line
21The Well-Digger's Daughter$19,946-39%130$1,534$137,6244Kino Lorber
22Easy Money (2012)$18,122-16%71$2,589$143,2575Weinstein Company
23Your Sister's Sister$16,021-57%33-19$485$1,546,7539IFC Films
24The Three Stooges$13,794-50%27-5$511$44,328,23818Fox
25Deep Sea 3D$13,525-25%20$6,763$44,894,031337Warner Bros. / IMAX
26Max and the Junkmen (2012 re-issue)$13,000--1--$13,000$13,0001Rialto Pictures
27Girlfriend Boyfriend - GF BF$9,702-67%8-8$1,213$56,8102China Lion Film
28360$9,647-21%119$877$45,9042Magnolia Pictures
29Monsieur Lazhar$8,549-42%100$855$1,982,03742Music Box Films
30$upercapitalist$8,372--1--$8,372$8,3721Truly Indie
31Meet The Fokkens$7,628--1--$7,628$10,1281Kino Lorber
32The Magic of Belle Isle$7,355-2%81$919$90,2286Magnolia Pictures
33Unforgivable$7,098--6--$1,183$104,5227Strand Releasing
34Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai 3D$6,521--5--$1,304$38,4094Tribeca Film
35Trishna$6,178-74%13-10$475$225,1965IFC Films
36Neil Young Journeys$5,894-56%140$421$148,8837Sony Pictures Classics
37A Cat In Paris$5,868-46%12-2$489$287,70911GKIDS
38Total Recall (1990) (2012 re-issue)$5,788--1--$5,788$5,7881Rialto Pictures
39Hysteria$5,779-11%161$361$1,749,93213Sony Pictures Classics
40Klown$5,757-51%10-6$576$52,8813Drafthouse Films
41Red Lights (2012)$5,393-63%8-10$674$49,2515Millennium Entertainment
42Dark Horse$5,226-32%8-1$653$150,48210Vitagraph
43Shut Up and Play the Hits$4,880-40%82$610$505,1544Oscilloscope
44Headhunters$4,652-50%9-1$517$1,196,75216Magnolia Pictures
45Kumare$4,071-62%6-3$679$87,7738Kino Lorber
46For Greater Glory$4,036-74%10-24$404$5,669,08111ARC Entertainment
47Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$3,981347%42$995$74,1029Music Box Films
48Jiro Dreams of Sushi$3,137-26%3-3$1,046$2,545,98823Magnolia Pictures
49Elena (2012)$2,799-64%3-2$933$205,32013Zeitgeist Films
50You've Been Trumped$2,275-49%21$1,138$9,0752International Film Circuit
51Marley$1,976-33%51$395$1,412,12417Magnolia Pictures
52I Wish$1,600-65%3-3$533$144,40814Magnolia Pictures
53Dreams of A Life$1,543-50%10$1,543$6,5952Strand Releasing
54Nobody Else But You$1,471-61%20$736$32,06914First Run Features
55Mirror Mirror$1,295-81%456$29$64,933,67020Relativity Media
56Lost Bohemia$1,22363%1-1$1,223$23,58465Impact Partners
57Mosquita Y Mari$1,186-77%10$1,186$8,6142The Film Collaborative
58The Graduate: 45th Anniversary Reunion$1,103--1--$1,103$41,61318Rialto
59Union Square (2012)$832-17%20$416$36,1245Dada Films
60Soldiers of Fortune$641-97%2-48$321$38,8422Roadside Attractions
61The Invisible War$619-46%2-1$310$52,6008Cinedigm
62Damsels in Distress$44466%20$222$1,006,68119Sony Pictures Classics
63Darling Companion$368-94%4-3$92$791,43117Sony Pictures Classics
64Where Do We Go Now?$339-93%1-11$339$521,48914Sony Pictures Classics
65Natural Selection$335--1--$335$55,28222Cinema Guild
66China Heavyweight$325--1--$325$8,8626Zeitgeist Films
67The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$206-93%1-1$206$1,124,78621Music Box Films
685 Broken Cameras$187-79%1-1$187$63,92411Kino Lorber
69Bonsai$149-92%1-2$149$21,16314Strand Releasing