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 Tue, Jul. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,410,443-1%4,233--$2,459$120,953,1071Paramount
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,614,01515%3,750-518$697$126,839,9473Fox / DreamWorks Animation
322 Jump Street$2,284,747-6%3,426120$667$145,003,9823Sony / Columbia
4Maleficent$1,574,3539%3,073-377$512$205,025,9035Disney
5Think Like a Man Too$1,173,4014%2,2250$527$50,381,7372Sony / Screen Gems
6Jersey Boys$1,135,18316%2,9050$391$29,561,1032Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,045,1712%2,845-495$367$111,944,6074Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$761,364-2%2,535-677$300$85,889,3854Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$540,462-4%2,014-667$268$224,517,1076Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$212,822-4%801-160$266$19,848,9158Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$142,136-3%750-615$190$197,309,4227Warner Bros.
3Rio 2$93,20110%32212$289$128,324,64812Fox
4Neighbors (2014)$92,020-28%510-523$180$147,460,7458Universal
5Blended$87,243-21%475-367$184$43,743,8516Warner Bros.
6A Million Ways to Die in the West$70,225-22%483-934$145$41,881,6805Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$54,549-9%274-160$199$200,300,2569Sony / Columbia
8Heaven is for Real$45,0328%21110$213$90,261,76711Sony / TriStar
9The Grand Seduction$43,5287%119-5$366$2,248,6765eOne Films US
10Belle$41,2737%175-69$236$9,735,3319Fox Searchlight
11Divergent$34,4421%210-79$164$150,613,02815Lionsgate / Summit
12The LEGO Movie$31,3626%33520$94$257,061,16721Warner Bros.
13The Other Woman (2014)$25,977-3%195-36$133$83,456,77610Fox
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,24526%141-38$144$111,053,75617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Words and Pictures$17,3031%105-70$165$1,766,0636Roadside Attractions
16Moms' Night Out$16,48211%11767$141$10,307,8188Sony / TriStar
17The Signal (2014)$10,823-9%180-24$60$578,7953Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,12310%410$1,174$3,638,21213Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snowpiercer$24,306-13%8--$3,038$223,3611RADiUS-TWC
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$17,468-8%90-22$194$58,586,43517Fox Searchlight
4Begin Again$12,737-5%5--$2,547$160,2011Weinstein Company
5God's Not Dead$11,67020%90-22$130$60,626,46315Freestyle / Pure Flix
6The Immigrant$10,50512%61-49$172$2,004,5917Weinstein Company
7Fed Up$8,84764%32-15$276$1,468,5138RADiUS-TWC
8Brick Mansions$5,936-35%31-29$191$20,373,82410Relativity Media
9Yves Saint Laurent$3,700-5%2--$1,850$43,4361Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,923-12%31-15$94$182,0364RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$2,457-23%38-46$65$4,413,09112Weinstein Company
12Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2,17033%21-31$103$8,437,6648Clarius Entertainment
13America (2014)$1,704-14%3--$568$42,2951Lionsgate
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,00718%10--$101$7,4101Freestyle Releasing
15Godzilla: The Japanese Original$408--1--$408$143,23911Rialto Pictures
16The Hornet's Nest$14271%2-1$71$307,1728Freestyle Releasing