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 Sun, Nov. 11 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Skyfall$24,001,093-29%3,505--$6,848$90,564,7141Sony / Columbia
2Wreck-It Ralph$10,264,757-31%3,7520$2,736$93,647,4052Disney
3Flight$4,019,696-38%2,047163$1,964$47,455,3962Paramount
4Argo$1,747,467-43%2,763-11$632$85,583,1875Warner Bros.
5Taken 2$1,014,826-44%2,487-152$408$131,300,0006Fox
6Cloud Atlas$809,930-29%2,02310$400$22,844,9563Warner Bros.
7Hotel Transylvania$781,687-29%2,566-356$305$140,954,2087Sony / Columbia
8The Man With the Iron Fists$758,160-30%1,8724$405$12,821,0302Universal
9Here Comes the Boom$683,547-40%2,044-270$334$39,033,8855Sony / Columbia
10Pitch Perfect$660,725-41%1,391-111$475$59,099,9937Universal
11Paranormal Activity 4$481,989-44%2,348-658$205$52,600,6124Paramount
12Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$389,947-28%1,902-1031$205$16,383,4063Open Road
13Sinister$379,852-43%1,554-328$244$46,578,6865Lionsgate / Summit
14Alex Cross$229,144-47%1,090-558$210$24,603,0424Lionsgate / Summit
15Fun Size$228,163-30%1,301-1715$175$8,800,3363Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$321,551-33%607-15$530$14,614,7708Lionsgate / Summit
2Looper$160,538-37%491-205$327$64,669,3837Sony / TriStar
3The Sessions$154,820-38%12859$1,210$1,655,2224Fox Searchlight
4Chasing Mavericks$139,722-24%459-1571$304$5,253,9103Fox
5Seven Psychopaths$116,384-35%356-103$327$14,098,4695CBS Films
6Trouble with the Curve$64,817-41%421135$154$35,289,0528Warner Bros.
7ParaNorman$55,798-24%198-48$282$55,458,40313Focus
8The Dark Knight Rises$41,733-37%243-48$172$447,764,58317Warner Bros.
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$36,102-29%147-10$246$160,563,12518Fox
10End of Watch$35,121-22%125-33$281$39,028,2828Open Road
11The Expendables 2$19,636-29%134-39$147$84,956,22413Lionsgate
12The Possession$18,024-38%121-34$149$49,075,98211Lionsgate
13The Campaign$16,709-37%138-50$121$86,845,71314Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 11 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lincoln$329,085-5%11--$29,917$944,3081Disney / DreamWorks
2A Late Quartet$55,640-30%6253$897$288,9162Entertainment One / RKO
3The Master$29,937-36%88-50$340$15,688,4839Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$25,461-36%520$490$9,681,69730Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Arbitrage$24,975-33%87-29$287$7,669,2309Roadside Attractions
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$19,170-21%82-13$234$48,806,46815Fox
7Resident Evil: Retribution$17,458-23%91-40$192$42,345,5319Sony / Screen Gems
8This Must Be the Place$9,841-27%119$895$44,6152Weinstein Company
9Born to Be Wild 3D$9,467-21%300$316$21,256,79084Warner Bros. / IMAX
10House at the End of the Street$8,383-59%78-50$107$31,240,9958Relativity Media
11The Intouchables$7,730-27%346$227$12,975,24725Weinstein Company
12Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana$6,805-33%38-22$179$140,3922UTV Communications
13Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$3,847-39%43-27$89$3,315,1865Atlas Distribution
14Lawless$2,207-27%20-15$110$37,379,14411Weinstein Company
15Won't Back Down$1,883-43%38-3$50$5,298,9597Fox
16The Bay$9251028%1-22$925$30,4742Roadside Attractions
17Vamps$88240%10$882$2,9642Anchor Bay Films
18The Other Dream Team$670-37%50$134$133,7787The Film Arcade
19Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$642-36%2-2$321$74,1116Roadside Attractions