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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,037,827-3%4,39010$692$224,664,8032Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,382,040-8%3,503--$680$47,396,4701Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,104,087-7%2,968--$372$18,326,2411Summit
4Just Wright$471,8780%1,831--$258$10,406,6401Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$362,000-3%3,075-257$118$57,646,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$355,3656%2,620-383$136$209,089,7078Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$321,568-2%2,481-253$130$87,835,3146Fox
8The Back-up Plan$206,183-1%2,497-506$83$34,976,7774CBS Films
9Clash of the Titans (2010)$121,0003%1,300-857$93$160,600,0007Warner Bros.
10Furry Vengeance$113,958-6%2,695-307$42$15,600,7663Summit
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,1630%1,062-644$99$40,925,4575Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oceans$150,79025%973-259$155$18,173,4874Disneynature
2Babies$126,0750%5439$232$4,377,1292Focus
3Kick-Ass$64,128-10%609-1150$105$46,891,3385Lionsgate
4The Losers$53,0008%701-1749$76$22,955,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$48,71812%802-501$61$61,421,7287Disney
6Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,444-1%403-179$108$331,709,50911Disney
7Avatar$42,198-1%279-49$151$748,633,16022Fox
8Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,346,0008MGM
9City Island$36,923-13%2536$146$3,768,1829Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,837-2%310121$87$127,323,20413Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$20,467-4%468-157$44$62,066,3339Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$14,5215%281-123$52$59,739,9687Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,6560%150-81$78$15,130,82413Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,4524%206-55$56$31,628,31710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$10,10123%209-12$48$88,390,42914Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,556-3%103-16$54$20,114,93310Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$5,44610%111-38$49$39,123,58912Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$5,2016%132-28$39$59,849,52417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,00010%480$2,021$6,089,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$24,04414%33--$729$277,2781Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$23,00028%180$1,278$22,063,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Greenberg$7,2761%77-37$94$4,182,8719Focus
5The Runaways$3,8502%49-16$79$3,542,6419Apparition
6The Joneses$3,648-12%56-12$65$1,415,2965Roadside Attractions
7Letters to God$3,00050%74-38$41$2,805,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$2,814-2%264$108$473,00411GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$2,6319%50-25$53$39,446,63222Fox Searchlight
10Brooklyn's Finest$2,3734%64-49$37$27,163,59311Overture
11Cop Out$1,800-10%53-38$34$44,875,00012Warner Bros.
12The Square (2010)$1,6834%14-3$120$248,6726Apparition
13The Blind Side$750200%11-14$68$255,952,00026Warner Bros.
14Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$619-38%1--$619$9,4021Cinema Purgatorio