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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Dec. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,255,202--3,555--$2,322$8,255,2021Fox
2The Tourist$6,033,091--2,756--$2,189$6,033,0911Sony / Columbia
3Tangled$3,421,218213%3,565-38$960$104,485,0913Disney
4Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,397,340114%3,577-548$670$251,585,7454Warner Bros.
5Unstoppable (2010)$1,176,613167%2,967-185$397$71,698,5555Fox
6Burlesque$1,040,04482%2,876-161$362$30,414,2113Sony / Screen Gems
7Love and Other Drugs$1,018,68095%2,240-218$455$25,667,1073Fox
8Due Date$854,158121%1,990-460$429$93,192,6616Warner Bros.
9Megamind$556,627106%2,425-748$230$138,248,7656Paramount / DreamWorks
10Faster (2010)$528,56460%2,106-364$251$20,133,6853CBS Films
11The Next Three Days$327,77337%1,426-810$230$19,603,7194Lionsgate
12The Warrior's Way$289,27844%1,6220$178$4,266,0842Relativity Media
13Morning Glory (2010)$168,254-5%1,004-1259$168$29,865,8365Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$316,43197%416-17$761$7,558,4296Fox Searchlight
2Fair Game (2010)$155,32478%4360$356$7,807,0036Summit
3Red (2010)$134,14077%564-215$238$87,599,8189Summit
4The Social Network$75,556105%227-33$333$91,186,78311Sony / Columbia
5For Colored Girls$45,36444%243-242$187$37,426,6406Lionsgate
6Despicable Me$43,350211%258-22$168$250,104,31523Universal
7Skyline$41,68012%277-301$150$21,143,9005Universal / Rogue
8The Town$38,11290%255-63$149$91,855,02513Warner Bros.
9Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$37,154145%288-34$129$54,911,63712Warner Bros.
10Easy A$31,182--203-26$154$58,203,87113Sony / Screen Gems
11Life As We Know It$20,313159%120-88$169$52,171,89110Warner Bros.
12Inception$16,754121%108-9$155$292,428,99122Warner Bros.
13Jackass 3D$14,81022%108-72$137$116,801,9589Paramount
14Paranormal Activity 2$14,72996%125-75$118$84,303,4788Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$987,144389%9072$10,968$3,266,3182Fox Searchlight
2The King's Speech$155,745310%1913$8,197$1,088,0503Weinstein Company
3The Fighter$98,521--4--$24,630$98,5211Paramount
4I Love You Phillip Morris$42,037396%3529$1,201$193,1602Roadside Attractions
5Hubble 3D$38,22113%570$671$19,093,27739Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$33,331234%150$2,222$249,5696Warner Bros.
7The Tempest$14,891--5--$2,978$14,8911Disney
8Conviction$10,17016%75-32$136$6,710,0799Fox Searchlight
9Under the Sea 3D$9,84351%11-2$895$25,019,30196Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hereafter$8,41739%87-27$97$32,467,6809Warner Bros.
11Waiting for 'Superman'$4,579-36%55-30$83$6,355,81112Paramount Vantage
12Frankie & Alice (2010)$3,591--1--$3,591$3,5911Freestyle Releasing
13Hemingway's Garden of Eden$3,516--14--$251$3,5161Roadside Attractions
14Guzaarish$3,0815%22-36$140$976,9284UTV
15Wild Target$2,85979%10-3$286$112,1977Freestyle
16The Nutcracker in 3D$2,811-38%37-78$76$181,7283Freestyle Releasing
17Stone$2,49895%19-3$131$1,771,21510Relativity / Overture
18Jack Goes Boating$1,608716%4233$38$535,37913Relativity / Overture
19Winter's Bone$1,017174%31$339$6,230,73627Roadside Attractions
20Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$545--2--$273$19,6522Argot Pictures
21Cool It$26418%10-5$26$61,2025Roadside Attractions