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 Sat, Feb. 9 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$14,809,81534%3,141--$4,715$25,897,5701Universal
2Warm Bodies$5,326,16163%3,0090$1,770$33,718,9432Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$4,116,02347%2,605--$1,580$6,916,0341Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$3,107,05094%2,8090$1,106$87,806,64713Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$2,646,89190%3,285-90$806$42,121,1943Paramount
6Mama$2,074,67574%2,677-104$775$62,988,0854Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$1,931,988101%2,562-309$754$82,455,6788Sony / Columbia
8Argo$1,153,664108%1,405470$821$122,941,25418Warner Bros.
9Django Unchained$1,084,03895%1,502-275$722$153,852,0557Weinstein Company
10Bullet to the Head$909,03976%2,4040$378$7,615,4712Warner Bros.
11Lincoln$904,360112%1,517-239$596$173,079,24214Disney / DreamWorks
12Parker$834,39277%2,004-234$416$15,286,0893FilmDistrict
13Les Miserables (2012)$723,49592%1,447-401$500$143,527,8707Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$702,873127%1,001-299$702$297,877,4529Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$518,953115%1,219-261$426$74,032,3937Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$816,344118%92422$883$107,975,09912Fox
2Top Gun 3D$791,03250%300--$2,637$1,318,1541Paramount
3Wreck-It Ralph$515,350156%75797$681$184,065,74515Disney
4The Impossible$438,13182%739-26$593$16,389,5978Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$427,53788%24442$1,752$4,713,9445Weinstein Company
6Gangster Squad$398,10172%942-683$423$44,562,9365Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House$380,02399%913-588$416$38,791,4395Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$283,82965%67011$424$2,575,7852Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$228,47885%755-1031$303$19,095,5854Fox
10Skyfall$208,92782%370-55$565$303,349,88014Sony / Columbia
11Movie 43$128,31651%777-1246$165$8,594,6853Relativity Media
12Rise of The Guardians$120,340161%275-32$438$100,778,09112Paramount / DreamWorks
13Jack Reacher$111,09558%307-143$362$79,062,8658Paramount
14This is 40$94,52566%278-95$340$67,212,5308Universal
15Hotel Transylvania$79,920158%191-33$418$148,102,73220Sony / Columbia
16Hyde Park on Hudson$61,95479%130-14$477$5,792,00210Focus
17The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$48,65297%160-29$304$291,402,86513Lionsgate / Summit
18The Guilt Trip$48,45155%225-66$215$36,667,2588Paramount
19Here Comes the Boom$47,06485%144-31$327$45,168,92718Sony / Columbia
20Texas Chainsaw 3D$45,79478%18564$248$34,155,5406Lionsgate
21The Last Stand$43,01877%239-450$180$11,878,7344Lionsgate
22Flight$27,56970%115-85$240$93,734,59715Paramount
23Red Dawn (2012)$25,67772%105-48$245$44,737,02212FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 9 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$44,944123%25--$1,798$65,0651UTV Motion Pictures
2Race 2$39,203108%63-76$622$1,500,9583UTV Motion Pictures
3Anna Karenina (2012)$25,89472%911$285$12,658,65913Focus
4To the Arctic 3D$23,75925%520$457$11,150,65043Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$18,97590%300$633$21,909,71797Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$13,689100%47-3$291$12,485,2118Paramount
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$12,93352%81-67$160$13,074,96110FilmDistrict
8Lost in Thailand$11,79130%35--$337$20,8891WAMCR
9The Master$11,080132%291$382$16,239,26322Weinstein Company
10Hitchcock$8,08454%36-8$225$5,917,60112Fox Searchlight
11Taken 2$7,33181%35-48$209$139,837,17919Fox
12The Sessions$5,30085%18-11$294$5,930,27517Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$3,72392%120$310$1,510,87515Entertainment One / RKO
14Pitch Perfect$1,87579%15-26$125$64,997,39820Universal
15Brief Reunion$1,026522%1--$1,026$5,4084Striped Entertainment
16LUV$63339%3-5$211$155,8354Indomina Media