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, May. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$38,410,607--3,952--$9,719$38,410,6071Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$8,527,470140%3,31132$2,575$74,052,6752Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$4,551,391135%3,991-333$1,140$159,918,0283Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$3,468,004--3,019--$1,149$3,468,0041Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$2,052,099153%3,054-252$672$67,416,2924Fox
6Heaven is for Real$1,261,215146%2,893-155$436$79,109,7565Sony / TriStar
7Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,020,397153%2,271-430$449$247,888,6437Disney
8Rio 2$865,997178%2,371-602$365$115,117,3226Fox
9Moms' Night Out$620,826111%1,0462$594$6,048,2582Sony / TriStar
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$468,831110%2,578-80$182$5,075,8522Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$347,103191%991-242$350$145,972,1039Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$298,82987%630-140$474$54,735,63511Fox Searchlight
3Belle$254,614389%173128$1,472$1,081,9123Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$212,93470%780-220$273$58,399,2869Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Brick Mansions$145,97124%724-1230$202$19,249,8174Relativity Media
6The LEGO Movie$126,284236%355-46$356$253,943,93615Warner Bros.
7Bears$117,920-5%580-663$203$16,581,9895Disneynature
8Draft Day$108,08374%495-325$218$28,131,7026Lionsgate / Summit
9The Railway Man$87,22585%1832$477$2,531,6036Weinstein Company
10Transcendence$74,992151%315-200$238$22,430,8815Warner Bros.
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$70,565240%319-38$221$109,068,86511Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Non-Stop (2014)$62,805282%220-16$285$91,233,91012Universal
13Noah$55,33445%286-191$193$100,106,4558Paramount
14The Quiet Ones$52,61156%341-792$154$8,248,9504Lionsgate
15300: Rise of an Empire$50,046449%155-36$323$106,256,89211Warner Bros.
16Oculus$25,00812%140-270$179$27,374,8786Relativity Media
17A Haunted House 2$23,848-1%124-402$192$16,991,0725Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$200,000781%7266$2,778$482,8722Open Road
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,74621%371$1,588$1,749,3617Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$50,297--55--$914$235,4982RADiUS-TWC
4The Monuments Men$16,462--94-28$175$77,994,58715Sony / Columbia
5RoboCop (2014)$13,922--81-65$172$58,519,17514Sony / Columbia
6The Immigrant$11,842--3--$3,947$11,8421Weinstein Company
72 States$9,547113%32-27$298$2,195,2745UTV Motion Pictures
8The Hornet's Nest$8,7031161%1713$512$39,1902Freestyle Releasing
9Bad Words$5,881344%8354$71$7,748,87610Focus
10Blue Ruin$2,988-60%24-37$125$232,8044RADiUS-TWC
11Son of God$2,46830%46-22$54$59,675,74212Fox
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,327-34%8-11$291$112,7655Rialto Pictures
13Philomena$95455%9-4$106$37,704,95726Weinstein Company
14Joe (2014)$545-53%10-13$55$370,1086Roadside Attractions
15The Unknown Known$166-3%3-3$55$266,3777RADiUS-TWC