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. 29 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Smurfs$13,260,814--3,395--$3,906$13,260,8141Sony / Columbia
2Cowboys & Aliens$13,087,485--3,750--$3,490$13,087,4851Universal
3Captain America: The First Avenger$7,864,58145%3,7150$2,117$99,731,8492Paramount
4Crazy, Stupid, Love$6,584,335--3,020--$2,180$6,584,3351Warner Bros.
5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$6,557,95335%4,145-230$1,582$303,092,4623Warner Bros.
6Friends With Benefits$3,170,02940%2,9260$1,083$32,070,3102Sony / Screen Gems
7Horrible Bosses$2,214,07444%2,510-594$882$91,315,6264Warner Bros. / New Line
8Transformers: Dark of the Moon$1,793,66729%2,604-771$689$333,715,0815Paramount / DreamWorks
9Zookeeper$1,411,57013%2,418-797$584$65,942,4104Sony / Columbia
10Cars 2$694,543-15%1,763-905$394$180,464,0916Disney
11Winnie the Pooh$532,953-23%1,632-773$327$21,190,8183Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Teacher$269,463-24%765-1269$352$96,144,8706Sony / Columbia
2Bridesmaids$268,61038%484-196$555$164,866,59512Universal
3Kung Fu Panda 2$198,871255%31969$623$161,218,38510Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Popper's Penguins$163,6111%412-179$397$64,321,5387Fox
5The Hangover Part II$116,260178%34671$336$252,744,27710Warner Bros.
6The Tree of Life$93,55121%196-34$477$11,445,92510Fox Searchlight
7Super 8$90,760-14%325-333$279$124,760,7978Paramount
8X-Men: First Class$86,12861%254-41$339$144,522,4619Fox
9Larry Crowne$85,555-34%335-700$255$34,930,4955Universal
10Beginners$62,46938%147-10$425$4,863,6579Focus
11Thor$60,5136%190-46$318$180,433,77713Paramount
12Rio (2011)$55,216-17%174-36$317$142,892,21916Fox
13Green Lantern (2011)$51,011-12%135-286$378$114,195,1207Warner Bros.
14Monte Carlo$48,195-43%168-192$287$22,188,2515Fox
15Fast Five$39,98553%125-49$320$209,590,11014Universal
16Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$23,883-46%161-29$148$14,840,2718Relativity Media
17A Better Life$20,938-13%108-74$194$1,529,7726Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 29 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sarah's Key$89,522604%3328$2,713$259,4822Weinstein Company
2Born to Be Wild 3D$89,24717%491$1,821$10,127,16917Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$52,28781%9332$562$578,4063Fox Searchlight
4Attack the Block$46,207--8--$5,776$46,2071Sony / Screen Gems
5The Devil's Double$31,769--5--$6,354$31,7691Lionsgate
6Another Earth$30,823271%2016$1,541$143,0892Fox Searchlight
7Singham$16,947--39-11$435$240,7132Reliance Big Pictures
8The Future$9,465--1--$9,465$9,4651Roadside Attractions
9Water for Elephants$8,549-28%41-50$209$58,647,69815Fox
10Project Nim$7,88020%212$375$203,1544Roadside Attractions
11Insidious$6,30613%41-18$154$53,929,33518FilmDistrict
12A Little Help$5,2104%240$217$68,6382Freestyle Releasing
13Submarine$3,47336%191$183$442,3109Weinstein Company
14Delhi Belly$2,610-32%7-18$373$1,517,7685UTV Communications
15Everything Must Go$742-38%8-1$93$2,691,62012Roadside Attractions
16The Last Mountain$286--2-1$143$111,5789Dada Films
17The Music Never Stopped$22688%2-2$113$256,18520Roadside Attractions
1835 and Ticking$21826%2-1$109$94,29911Image Entertainment
19Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$155-70%20$78$231,84846Collective Eye
20The Conspirator$144-66%3-7$48$11,531,39716Roadside Attractions
21Daylight (2011)$136--0----$2,1883Cinema Purgatorio