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, Jul. 4 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$10,619,66910%4,2330$2,509$148,965,4382Paramount
2Tammy$6,415,64216%3,465--$1,852$18,145,1821Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,763,37713%3,297-453$838$134,017,7414Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Earth to Echo$2,646,5624%3,230--$819$7,849,4611Relativity Media
5Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$2,542,820-4%3,049--$834$8,054,6721Sony / Screen Gems
622 Jump Street$2,537,0632%3,324-102$763$152,003,3564Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$1,831,44420%2,389-684$767$209,591,9326Disney
8Jersey Boys$1,797,88264%2,630-275$684$33,333,6773Warner Bros.
9Think Like a Man Too$1,325,14721%1,729-496$766$53,623,8713Sony / Screen Gems
10Edge of Tomorrow$1,018,97725%1,538-997$663$88,246,1305Warner Bros.
11America (2014)$1,008,74661%1,1051102$913$2,327,7142Lionsgate
12The Fault in Our Stars$641,579-16%1,865-980$344$114,045,1085Fox
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$537,86231%1,044-970$515$225,757,8647Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$536,19375%686-115$782$20,897,9459Open Road
2Begin Again$424,93698%175170$2,428$963,1852Weinstein Company
3Snowpiercer$295,83979%250242$1,183$797,3582RADiUS-TWC
4The Amazing Spider-Man 2$115,72814%28915$400$200,593,34010Sony / Columbia
5Godzilla (2014)$111,5656%352-398$317$197,595,1798Warner Bros.
6Neighbors (2014)$92,8452%315-195$295$147,714,4759Universal
7Blended$92,67554%305-170$304$43,938,6907Warner Bros.
8Rio 2$90,153-1%311-11$290$128,593,28113Fox
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$69,32517%227-256$305$42,052,4956Universal
10Belle$57,58635%123-52$468$9,867,30510Fox Searchlight
11Heaven is for Real$47,9541%186-25$258$90,397,81512Sony / TriStar
12Divergent$33,863-16%184-26$184$150,720,98416Lionsgate / Summit
13The Other Woman (2014)$20,693-27%142-53$146$83,527,30011Fox
14The LEGO Movie$18,701-38%240-95$78$257,140,90422Warner Bros.
15Mr. Peabody & Sherman$13,748-25%111-30$124$111,103,33918Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$50,73964%91-28$558$2,356,3996eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,739-13%410$1,189$3,791,53914Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$28,58274%61-44$469$1,823,6937Roadside Attractions
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$27,98533%72-18$389$58,650,58918Fox Searchlight
5Yves Saint Laurent$13,316118%108$1,332$67,8772Weinstein Company
6Moms' Night Out$12,98816%96-21$135$10,340,0569Sony / TriStar
7God's Not Dead$9,702-23%60-30$162$60,657,87716Freestyle / Pure Flix
8Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,419-8%12-19$202$188,6755RADiUS-TWC
9The Railway Man$2,224-23%14-24$159$4,420,54313Weinstein Company
10The Hornet's Nest$2,1812378%1-1$2,181$309,5139Freestyle Releasing
11Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2,09271%232$91$8,441,8989Clarius Entertainment
12The Signal (2014)$1,68212%35-145$48$583,1474Focus
13Fed Up$1,330-79%18-14$74$1,482,6379RADiUS-TWC
14Godzilla: The Japanese Original$453126%1--$453$144,21012Rialto Pictures