'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 1 - Sun, Mar. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Jack the Giant Slayer$28,010,000--3,525--$7,946$28,010,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Identity Thief$9,700,000-31%3,2308$3,003$107,427,1054Universal
321 And Over$9,000,000--2,771--$3,248$9,000,0001Relativity Media
4The Last Exorcism Part II$8,030,000--2,700--$2,974$8,030,0001CBS Films
5Snitch (2013)$7,700,000-42%2,5110$3,067$24,410,3392Lionsgate / Summit
6Escape From Planet Earth$6,726,000-37%3,110-243$2,163$43,213,0503Weinstein Company
7Safe Haven$6,300,000-40%2,951-272$2,135$57,093,4833Relativity Media
8Silver Linings Playbook$5,941,0003%1,836-176$3,236$115,520,63916Weinstein Company
9A Good Day to Die Hard$4,500,000-56%2,589-966$1,738$59,624,0413Fox
10Dark Skies$3,556,000-57%2,3130$1,537$13,452,6872Weinstein / Dimension
11Warm Bodies$2,650,000-45%1,930-714$1,373$62,009,6745Lionsgate / Summit
12Side Effects (2013)$1,777,000-47%1,112-958$1,598$28,101,3094Open Road
13Beautiful Creatures (2013)$923,000-74%1,075-1875$859$18,529,4343Warner Bros.
14Phantom (2013)$465,000--1,118--$416$465,0001RCR Media Group

Limited (100 — 999)

1Life of Pi$2,300,00043%62654$3,674$116,943,01615Fox
2Argo$2,205,00021%985183$2,239$132,761,38521Warner Bros.
3Quartet$1,760,00056%725369$2,428$11,159,7908Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$1,300,000-42%722-475$1,801$93,574,08211Sony / Columbia
5Django Unchained$1,024,0005%983324$1,042$160,316,00710Weinstein Company
6Lincoln$1,005,000-32%652-223$1,541$180,091,05617Disney / DreamWorks
7Wreck-It Ralph$575,000-11%352-50$1,634$187,391,70618Disney
8Les Miserables (2012)$560,000-12%352-110$1,591$147,619,61010Universal
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$552,000-67%601-824$918$54,089,9176Paramount
10Amour$522,283-27%3335$1,568$5,921,76211Sony Pictures Classics
12Rise of The Guardians$302,000-18%295-10$1,024$102,398,55015Paramount / DreamWorks
13Jack Reacher$184,000161%225125$818$79,676,41311Paramount
14Bless Me, Ultima$178,246-62%183-80$974$1,257,1622Arenas Entertainment
15The Impossible$153,000-47%151-122$1,013$18,315,82711Lionsgate / Summit
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$115,000-46%180-43$639$292,299,92816Lionsgate / Summit
17A Haunted House$97,302-52%169-133$576$40,037,8478Open Road
18The Guilt Trip$82,000-40%133-53$617$37,099,67911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Gatekeepers$255,25591%4627$5,549$685,3735Sony Pictures Classics
2Stoker$158,822--7--$22,689$158,8221Fox Searchlight
3No (2013)$110,14458%115$10,013$317,1753Sony Pictures Classics
4A Place at the Table$84,000--35--$2,400$84,0001Magnolia Pictures
5Hyde Park on Hudson$48,226-24%38-27$1,269$6,213,20113Focus
6Stand Up Guys$16,000-55%17-24$941$3,299,6845Lionsgate / Roadside
7Like Someone in Love$14,000-36%7-2$2,000$82,9403IFC Films
8War Witch$10,260--2--$5,130$10,2601Tribeca Film
9Leviathan (2013)$10,018--1--$10,018$10,0181Cinema Guild
10Hava Nagila (The Movie)$9,521--1--$9,521$9,5211International Film Circuit
11Chasing Ice$5,181--9--$576$1,225,18217Submarine Deluxe
12The Power of Few$4,026-57%3-2$1,342$22,0953Steelyard Pictures
13Welcome to Pine Hill$4,000--1--$4,000$4,0001Oscilloscope
14The End of Love$2,400--2--$1,200$2,4001Variance Films