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 Fri, Jun. 10 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$12,142,8101114%3,379--$3,594$13,142,8101Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$7,525,24287%3,69251$2,038$81,419,5912Fox
3The Hangover Part II$5,699,405101%3,67560$1,551$203,759,5373Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$4,650,46567%3,929-23$1,184$114,920,5393Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$3,147,79464%3,433-533$917$201,075,2884Disney
6Bridesmaids$3,053,49079%2,9223$1,045$116,803,0655Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$2,223,836--2,524--$881$2,223,8361Relativity Media
8Thor$712,21431%1,782-998$400$171,941,7226Paramount
9Fast Five$524,44547%1,329-908$395$203,891,3207Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$204,68467%527-164$388$137,315,4129Fox
2Something Borrowed$157,97727%366-322$432$37,320,0906Warner Bros.
3Water for Elephants$150,66250%466-106$323$56,271,6218Fox
4Jumping the Broom$135,58071%365-224$371$36,372,2356Sony / TriStar
5Soul Surfer$100,352--31772$317$41,986,36110Sony / TriStar
6Source Code$56,38662%248-40$227$54,044,89211Summit
7Rango$54,68533%220-34$249$122,352,59215Paramount
8Insidious$44,340121%134-26$331$53,143,54511FilmDistrict
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$36,938527%182102$203$9,581,1307Weinstein Company
10Priest (2011)$35,413-29%169-414$210$28,948,1215Sony / Screen Gems
11Limitless$33,95148%166-66$205$78,860,07113Relativity Media
12HOP$32,28515%190-55$170$107,938,07011Universal
13Hanna$30,01039%147-50$204$39,928,34110Focus
14Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$23,80642%112-84$213$52,712,8338Lionsgate
15The Lincoln Lawyer$23,47980%101-32$232$57,072,49513Lionsgate
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$21,928-9%117-65$187$52,406,34112Fox
17Win Win$18,65514%100-41$187$9,944,48813Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 10 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$228,907247%4727$4,870$1,763,5533Fox Searchlight
2Born to Be Wild 3D$71,15611%470$1,514$6,634,68410Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Beginners$62,615319%1914$3,296$272,8852Focus
4Hubble 3D$29,3394%31-1$946$25,539,40665Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Everything Must Go$18,46111%87-20$212$2,487,3795Roadside Attractions
6Jane Eyre (2011)$18,092-20%90-38$201$10,962,35714Focus
7Submarine$13,466200%1713$792$75,3852Weinstein Company
8Scream 4$13,18210%80-121$165$38,103,0569Weinstein Company
9The Conspirator$10,782-10%66-44$163$11,381,1249Roadside Attractions
10The Beaver$4,330-36%46-22$94$902,8226Summit
1135 and Ticking$4,200497%1-3$4,200$64,9304Image Entertainment
12The Last Mountain$3,442203%31$1,147$25,6502Dada Films
13The King's Speech$1,54839%15-1$103$138,793,75429Weinstein Company
14Beautiful Boy$1,508-45%40$377$25,7322Anchor Bay Films
15Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,296459%40$324$180,30739Collective Eye
16Kill the Irishman$87851%5-3$176$1,179,77614Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$23061%2-3$115$248,16713Roadside Attractions