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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 30 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dinner for Schmucks$8,395,042--2,911--$2,884$8,395,0421Paramount / DreamWorks
2Inception$8,194,22855%3,545-247$2,311$174,022,7243Warner Bros.
3Salt$5,874,73673%3,6120$1,626$57,437,0922Sony / Columbia
4Charlie St. Cloud$5,626,995--2,718--$2,070$5,626,9951Universal
5Despicable Me$4,700,61036%3,6022$1,305$179,506,8054Universal
6Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$4,218,673--3,705--$1,139$4,218,6731Warner Bros.
7Toy Story 3$1,452,1767%2,105-661$690$386,090,7607Disney
8Grown Ups$1,410,08142%2,269-590$621$147,623,3226Sony / Columbia
9The Sorcerer's Apprentice$1,301,4939%2,524-980$516$48,862,4973Disney
10The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$1,281,78621%2,334-787$549$285,466,7405Summit
11Ramona and Beezus$1,273,4079%2,7190$468$13,938,0982Fox
12The Last Airbender$509,230-4%1,238-889$411$125,987,5075Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$969,498216%847646$1,145$7,080,4214Focus
2Predators$321,175-12%873-973$368$48,719,1344Fox
3Knight and Day$225,75215%831-434$272$73,710,6046Fox
4Shrek Forever After$173,478150%330128$526$235,246,40611Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Karate Kid (2010)$163,0717%461-319$354$172,400,1098Sony / Columbia
6Iron Man 2$91,35040%286-44$319$311,207,08013Paramount
7Winter's Bone$82,210109%1399$591$3,790,7758Roadside Attractions
8The A-Team$81,18093%282-14$288$75,982,9218Fox
9Cyrus$59,787-30%216-238$277$6,744,4437Fox Searchlight
10Marmaduke$50,1719%230-24$218$32,805,8079Fox
11Killers (2010)$47,16647%219-14$215$46,547,2699Lionsgate
12Letters to Juliet$37,0405%173-61$214$52,674,82912Summit
13Get Him to the Greek$36,42527%155-66$235$60,658,1059Universal
14Robin Hood$24,72525%115-56$215$105,158,21012Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 30 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$94,290-3%530$1,779$11,944,91320Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$23,757-7%130$1,827$23,258,24177Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Date Night$19,19853%76-32$253$98,496,79517Fox
4Grease Sing-a-Long$14,153--3316$429$273,8834Paramount
5Solitary Man$13,85415%63-42$220$4,091,31111Anchor Bay
6Jonah Hex$10,120-53%83-93$122$10,465,4397Warner Bros.
7Sex and the City 2$8,130-32%42-27$194$95,116,73410Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Concert$4,934--2--$2,467$4,9342Weinstein Company
9Avatar$4,0468%2-1$2,023$749,739,32133Fox
10City Island$1,898-45%15-25$127$6,640,50120Anchor Bay
11The Dry Land$1,723--5--$345$1,7231Freestyle
12Splice$1,501-53%14-25$107$16,993,5719Warner Bros
13I Hate Luv Storys$620--5--$124$846,7815UTV
14Udaan$584--3--$195$6,0793UTV Communications
15Princess Kaiulani$96174%20$48$858,86812Roadside Attractions