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, Jun. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$30,473,099--4,004--$7,611$30,473,0991Disney
2World War Z$25,196,879--3,607--$6,986$25,196,8791Paramount
3Man of Steel$12,547,01379%4,2070$2,982$181,337,9602Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$4,124,68796%3,0550$1,350$48,916,2112Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$2,371,32198%2,823-259$840$88,952,2974Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$1,498,54597%2,417-958$620$225,186,0155Universal
7The Purge$1,199,54569%2,201-390$545$57,215,9903Universal
8The Internship$1,077,96547%1,916-1483$563$36,017,4703Fox
9Star Trek Into Darkness$871,10067%1,565-766$557$214,482,0166Paramount
10Epic$535,692-26%1,994-1157$269$99,790,8175Fox
11After Earth$278,331-20%1,166-1266$239$56,720,5404Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$770,823179%924-725$834$401,716,0458Disney
2The Bling Ring$742,7923082%650645$1,143$1,084,0332A24
3The Hangover Part III$243,0872%530-1371$459$109,539,5555Warner Bros.
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$209,813944%206183$1,019$682,4083Roadside Attractions
5The Great Gatsby (2013)$163,862-23%362-813$453$141,161,9657Warner Bros.
6The Croods$154,07351%324-44$476$183,216,69814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$96,415236%19580$494$939,3564Fox Searchlight
8Mud$82,24836%213-192$386$19,977,5639Roadside Attractions
942 (2013)$81,69959%325-119$251$94,028,00511Warner Bros.
10Oblivion (2013)$41,20551%201-57$205$88,926,26010Universal
11Olympus Has Fallen$34,74991%177-24$196$98,501,14414FilmDistrict
12G.I. Joe: Retaliation$25,89372%139-31$186$122,198,39413Paramount
13Scary Movie 5$25,03292%134-7$187$31,615,71611Weinstein / Dimension
14The Big Wedding$22,29528%141-24$158$21,563,4629Lionsgate
15Escape From Planet Earth$12,3925%138-13$90$56,753,25619Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$34,29775%652$528$664,9054CBS Films
2Kon-Tiki$11,5245%53-17$217$1,267,4399Weinstein Company
3Stories We Tell$10,373-12%33-30$314$1,299,5187Roadside Attractions
4Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02355%300$334$22,839,473116Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Place Beyond the Pines$9,10483%53-23$172$21,362,82513Focus
6Pain and Gain$7,41162%50-20$148$49,316,8329Paramount
7To the Arctic 3D$6,498-4%520$125$12,840,23662Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Unfinished Song$5,120--2--$2,560$5,1201Weinstein Company
9The Sapphires$5,04318%29-10$174$2,345,93214Weinstein Company
10Quartet$3,55552%294$123$18,372,31924Weinstein Company
11Lost and Found in Armenia$2,35411%1-1$2,354$97,6843High Top Releasing
12Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$1,225-25%17--$72$2,8491High Top Releasing
13Not Today$1,096246%3-4$365$294,76611Freestyle Releasing
14Made in Cleveland$1,091--5--$218$4,6911Striped Entertainment
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$865-70%8-6$108$484,8098eOne Films US
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$54018%3-3$180$43,7993eOne Films US
17Tiger Eyes$402-29%2-4$201$24,6233Freestyle Releasing
18Girl Rising$370--16--$23$1,417,79716Gathr Films
19Camp (2013)$164-54%1-1$164$324,84818Freestyle Releasing