Grosses

'Ant-Man' Remains in First on Monday with $3.32M; 'Minions' a Close Second with $3.09M; 'Pixels' Takes Third with Lackluster $2.86MJuly 28, 2015 01:08 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Ant-Man led the daily box office on Monday with $3.32 million. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel has topped the daily box office each of the past three days. Ant-Man was down 57 percent from Sunday and down a sizable 48 percent from last Monday. The film continues to perform on the lower end of expectations with a solid $109.54 million eleven-day take. Ant-Man is currently running 10 percent ahead of the $99.70 million eleven-day gross of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 9 percent behind the $120.86 million eleven-day haul of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Minions placed in a fairly close second on Monday with $3.09 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment fell 57 percent from Sunday and 46.5 percent from last Monday. While Minions has been significantly front-loaded thus far, in the bigger picture the film remains a very strong performer with an 18-day take of $265.54 million. That places Minions just behind the $268.60 million 18-day total of 2013's Despicable Me 2.

Sony's Pixels followed closely behind in third with $2.86 million. The Adam Sandler led 3D action comedy was down a solid 56 percent from Sunday's performance. Pixels has grossed a lackluster $26.87 million through four days of release. That places the film a disappointing 42 percent behind the $46.27 million four-day start of 2013's Grown Ups 2 and a modest 7 percent ahead of the $25.02 million four-day take of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 earlier this year. Those comparisons are especially underwhelming given that Pixels has the added advantage of higher priced 3D and IMAX admissions.

Universal's Trainwreck claimed fourth place with $2.14 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy from director Judd Apatow declined 58 percent from Sunday and a solid 39.5 percent from last Monday. Trainwreck has grossed a very promising $63.67 million in eleven days and is highly likely to hold up even better going forward thanks to strong word of mouth. The film is running an impressive 42 percent ahead of the $44.97 million eleven-day take of 2009's Julie & Julia and 7 percent behind the $68.56 million eleven-day gross of 2007's Knocked Up.

The Weinstein Company's Southpaw rounded out Monday's top five with $2.00 million. The Antoine Fuqua directed sports drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal fell 58 percent from Sunday. Southpaw is running slightly ahead of pre-release expectations with a healthy four-day start of $18.70 million. That places the film 30 percent ahead of the $14.42 million four-day gross of 2012's End of Watch. Southpaw may hold up well going forward thanks in part to the film going over better with moviegoers than it has with critics.

Paper Towns took sixth place with $1.81 million. On the heels of this weekend's significantly softer than expected start, Fox's young adult adaptation starring Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne stabilized nicely on Monday by falling only 35 percent from Sunday. Yesterday's hold strongly suggests that Paper Towns will be relatively stronger on weekdays than on weekends. Paper Towns has grossed $14.46 million in four days, which places it 15 percent behind the $16.95 million four-day take of last year's If I Stay.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 17 - Sun, Aug. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$28,591,370--3,316--$8,622$28,591,3701Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$17,057,385-55%3,7538$4,545$69,618,4652Universal
3ParaNorman$14,087,050--3,429--$4,108$14,087,0501Focus
4The Campaign$13,127,289-51%3,25550$4,033$51,435,8262Warner Bros.
5Sparkle (2012)$11,643,342--2,244--$5,189$11,643,3421Sony / TriStar
6The Dark Knight Rises$11,011,349-42%3,157-533$3,488$409,787,2605Warner Bros.
7The Odd Life of Timothy Green$10,822,903--2,598--$4,166$15,100,9181Disney
8Hope Springs (2012)$9,111,529-38%2,3610$3,859$35,063,3212Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$3,834,737-52%2,737-664$1,401$38,747,0583Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$3,472,829-57%2,434-1167$1,427$51,755,2723Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,005,507-53%2,274-829$1,322$150,191,9236Fox
12Ted (2012)$1,543,080-52%1,169-1039$1,320$213,064,3858Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12016: Obama's America$1,244,698292%169108$7,365$2,028,0356Rocky Mountain Pictures
2Ek Tha Tiger$1,139,340--118--$9,655$1,484,4041Yash Raj Films
3Step Up Revolution$1,040,170-65%905-993$1,149$32,776,5884Lionsgate / Summit
4Brave$815,785-55%641-618$1,273$229,121,3039Disney
5The Amazing Spider-Man$758,807-64%598-987$1,269$257,435,3257Sony / Columbia
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$708,02368%406100$1,744$212,684,70011Paramount / DreamWorks
7Beasts of the Southern Wild$563,293-22%236-50$2,387$8,110,9698Fox Searchlight
8Moonrise Kingdom$503,385-18%282-165$1,785$42,966,19313Focus
9The Watch$502,413-77%513-1950$979$33,062,5994Fox
10The Intouchables$366,655-2%1940$1,890$9,885,07413Weinstein Company
11Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$312,790-74%424-376$738$3,077,9612ARC Entertainment
12Men in Black 3$303,756-40%258-37$1,177$178,127,91913Sony / Columbia
13Ruby Sparks$301,226-32%218-43$1,382$1,796,5974Fox Searchlight
14To Rome with Love$244,287-42%160-104$1,527$15,553,9599Sony Pictures Classics
15Snow White and the Huntsman$208,615-24%244-29$855$154,660,66012Universal
16The Hunger Games$204,955-37%230-30$891$407,688,21222Lionsgate
17Magic Mike$199,389-53%255-195$782$112,720,1828Warner Bros.
18Marvel's The Avengers$148,968-45%142-78$1,049$617,595,39116Disney
19Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$112,655-61%199-165$566$64,958,4258Lionsgate
20The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$108,355-36%128-56$847$45,592,32816Fox Searchlight
21Savages$104,720-57%154-164$680$47,057,9357Universal
22Prometheus$76,010-32%101-40$753$126,195,33911Fox
23Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$73,292-19%105-25$698$37,307,1119Fox
24Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$62,668-55%140-62$448$25,240,9887Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Celeste and Jesse Forever$246,92797%6749$3,685$615,4883Sony Pictures Classics
2The Queen of Versailles$208,444-2%83-6$2,511$1,246,6355Magnolia Pictures
3To the Arctic 3D$158,489-24%520$3,048$7,656,27418Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Searching For Sugar Man$106,28368%2712$3,936$309,3594Sony Pictures Classics
52 Days In New York$100,375319%2018$5,019$144,0552Magnolia Pictures
6Farewell, My Queen$96,235-3%602$1,604$966,2006Cohen Media Group
7The Awakening (2012)$95,933--70--$1,370$95,9331Cohen Media Group
8The Imposter$83,63191%196$4,402$273,2456Indomina Releasing
9Cosmopolis$70,339--3--$23,446$266,9121Entertainment One Films
10Bernie$62,219-22%71-17$876$9,046,93217Millennium Entertainment
11Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$49,103-10%3914$1,259$322,1024IFC Films
12Hubble 3D$48,808-6%140$3,486$34,170,342127Warner Bros. / IMAX
13Born to Be Wild 3D$46,684-25%330$1,415$20,580,46372Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Safety Not Guaranteed$40,986-32%54-19$759$3,683,59311FilmDistrict
15From Beneath$36,855-23%15-3$2,457$119,7632Nocturnal Features
16Robot & Frank$35,539--2--$17,770$35,5391IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
17The Well-Digger's Daughter$30,05651%141$2,147$180,8975Kino Lorber
18Under the Sea 3D$29,446-24%70$4,207$32,211,933184Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Beloved (2012)$25,825--5--$5,165$25,8251IFC Films
20Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$25,242-36%100$2,524$5,984,0391193D Entertainment
21Red Hook Summer$23,280-42%95$2,587$78,2732Variance Films
22Take This Waltz$18,365-25%24-11$765$1,175,3188Magnolia Pictures
23Painted Skin: The Resurrection$17,791--6--$2,965$17,7911Well Go USA
24Deep Sea 3D$17,62630%20$8,813$44,925,105338Warner Bros. / IMAX
25Your Sister's Sister$17,5089%26-7$673$1,573,71210IFC Films
26People Like Us$17,308-67%54-86$321$12,412,3868Disney / DreamWorks
27Compliance$16,427--1--$16,427$16,4271Magnolia Pictures
28Easy Money (2012)$13,195-27%5-2$2,639$165,7866Weinstein Company
29Chicken With Plums$11,301--2--$5,651$53,4771Sony Pictures Classics
30Neil Young Journeys$10,78983%239$469$163,8648Sony Pictures Classics
31360$9,077-6%8-3$1,135$64,5393Magnolia Pictures
32Hysteria$8,65950%14-2$619$1,761,96114Sony Pictures Classics
33Side By Side$6,956--1--$6,956$6,9561Tribeca Film
34Dark Horse$5,90913%6-2$985$159,23011Vitagraph
35Death by China$5,701--1--$5,701$5,7011Area23a
36Trishna$5,481-11%11-2$498$234,4326IFC Films
37Max and the Junkmen (2012 re-issue)$4,675-64%10$4,675$25,1202Rialto Pictures
38Meet The Fokkens$4,573-40%10$4,573$19,6672Kino Lorber
39Kumare$4,0610%3-3$1,354$94,3549Kino Lorber
40A Cat In Paris$3,208-45%7-5$458$294,38612GKIDS
41Union Square (2012)$3,064268%20$1,532$39,3476Dada Films
42Monsieur Lazhar$3,008-65%6-4$501$1,991,20143Music Box Films
43Klown$2,663-54%5-5$533$58,2474Drafthouse Films
44Oslo, August 31st$2,642--2--$1,321$75,32513Strand Releasing
45Where Do We Go Now?$2,442620%54$488$524,13515Sony Pictures Classics
46The Magic of Belle Isle$2,401-67%4-4$600$94,6107Magnolia Pictures
47Elena (2012)$2,304-18%2-1$1,152$208,66714Zeitgeist Films
48Unforgivable$2,236-68%2-4$1,118$112,5928Strand Releasing
49Jiro Dreams of Sushi$2,172-31%30$724$2,550,50824Magnolia Pictures
50Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$1,804--1--$1,804$144,08215Rialto Pictures
51Darling Companion$1,749375%3-1$583$793,35218Sony Pictures Classics
52Celine & Julie Go Boating (2012 re-issue)$1,689--1--$1,689$29,41416New Yorker Films
53Why Stop Now$1,641--3--$547$1,6411IFC Films
54The Salt of Life$1,334--1--$1,334$317,06025Zeitgeist Films
55$upercapitalist$1,110-87%10$1,110$13,2202Truly Indie
565 Broken Cameras$1,078476%10$1,078$65,11812Kino Lorber
57The Graduate: 45th Anniversary Reunion$1,023-7%10$1,023$43,15319Rialto
58You've Been Trumped$906-60%20$453$10,8423International Film Circuit
59I Wish$788-51%30$263$145,69715Magnolia Pictures
60Turn Me On, Dammit!$727--1--$727$121,11421New Yorker Films
61Damsels in Distress$67051%20$335$1,007,53520Sony Pictures Classics
62The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$498142%10$498$1,125,58822Music Box Films
63Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$384-90%1-3$384$75,30810Music Box Films
64The Invisible War$376-39%1-1$376$54,2089Cinedigm
65China Heavyweight$300-8%10$300$9,3957Zeitgeist Films
66Pink Ribbons, Inc.$165--2--$83$25,67712First Run Features
67The Color Wheel$93--1--$93$17,09514Cinema Conservancy
68Nobody Else But You$83-94%1-1$83$33,13915First Run Features