'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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Jul 28Tue209$21,874,329-19%$22,795,906Ant-Man
Jul 27Mon208$17,894,110-16%$18,797,995Ant-Man
Jul 26Sun207$40,181,541-19%$42,575,578Ant-Man
Jul 25Sat206$51,425,871-24%$54,754,949Ant-Man
Jul 24Fri205$46,762,828-23%$49,475,905Pixels
Jul 23Thu204$17,371,363-7%$18,537,489Minions
Jul 22Wed203$18,886,807-16%$20,306,689Minions
Jul 21Tue202$27,127,488-13%$28,853,177Minions
Jul 20Mon201$21,223,316-11%$22,603,326Ant-Man
Jul 19Sun200$49,882,601-10%$52,341,205Ant-Man
Jul 18Sat199$68,113,333-6%$71,607,703Minions
Jul 17Fri198$60,504,506-19%$62,949,651Ant-Man
Jul 16Thu197$18,663,1219%$19,307,444Minions
Jul 15Wed196$22,615,37420%$23,378,462Minions
Jul 14Tue195$31,149,54128%$32,040,666Minions
Jul 13Mon194$23,813,63921%$24,550,156Minions
Jul 12Sun193$55,329,88941%$56,956,652Minions
Jul 11Sat192$72,266,581105%$74,504,575Minions
Jul 10Fri191$74,825,04543%$76,430,323Minions
Jul 09Thu190$17,122,531-50%$18,102,644Inside Out (2015)
Jul 08Wed189$18,840,553-51%$19,851,777Inside Out (2015)
Jul 07Tue188$24,269,618-2%$25,416,844Inside Out (2015)
Jul 06Mon187$19,604,825-9%$20,585,828Inside Out (2015)
Jul 05Sun186$39,370,047-25%$41,233,068Inside Out (2015)
Jul 04Sat185$35,192,188-49%$37,057,828Jurassic World
Jul 03Fri184$52,470,660-2%$54,971,214Inside Out (2015)
Jul 02Thu183$34,131,82150%$35,666,505Inside Out (2015)
Jul 01Wed182$38,080,37361%$39,344,404Magic Mike XXL