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 Mon, Jun. 2 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$6,207,742-68%3,948--$1,572$75,639,0401Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,163,908-66%4,0015$791$165,184,1092Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,627,855-62%3,158--$515$18,425,2401Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,152,979-66%3,501-451$329$175,592,6653Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$911,525-57%2,939-327$310$129,877,8904Universal
6Blended$709,031-64%3,5550$199$30,059,8702Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$378,342-65%2,152-1008$176$193,114,2445Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$344,767-64%2,329-690$148$28,329,8203Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$158,352-53%1,114-1040$142$81,234,3866Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$206,211-61%624126$330$7,032,6414Open Road
2Belle$135,197-62%52572$258$6,324,0955Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$124,577-65%983-718$127$124,445,3148Fox
4Heaven is for Real$95,443-62%722-998$132$88,108,7907Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$64,584-59%539-834$120$255,241,1349Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$45,655-51%249-111$183$57,384,42613Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$40,548-52%373-271$109$148,681,10311Lionsgate / Summit
8Moms' Night Out$39,019-46%383-478$102$9,629,2424Sony / TriStar
9The Immigrant$33,086-60%1503$221$1,118,4263Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$32,252-62%302-21$107$255,469,24917Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$26,988-58%496-104$54$4,076,4598Weinstein Company
12Fed Up$22,395-57%1042$215$1,047,6414RADiUS-TWC
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$22,174-62%254-32$87$110,071,85613Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Noah$18,828-62%182-37$103$100,887,84110Paramount
15God's Not Dead$16,545-55%155-90$107$59,813,72111Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$16,150-45%180-494$90$8,173,4424Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$9,804-55%17328$57$28,708,1628Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$5,697-58%128-74$45$22,936,1857Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$36,104-57%94--$384$359,8471eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$27,551-2%390$706$2,420,8349Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$8,495-62%133$653$226,1742Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,074-64%74-14$82$17,269,8417Open Road
5The Hornet's Nest$5,161-60%42-15$123$260,9894Freestyle Releasing
6Oculus$5,044-61%83-22$61$27,608,0748Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$3,398-54%72-20$47$8,499,5106Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$2,596-57%45-123$58$20,033,9706Relativity Media
9Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,000307%40$250$135,1207Rialto Pictures
10Heropanti$813-64%11-5$74$57,9632UTV Motion Pictures
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$180-68%2--$90$46,76517Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$154-73%61$26$250,1686RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$3559%1-4$35$269,1869RADiUS-TWC