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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200531 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2005$98,015,217-28%$114,838,158-27%The Dukes of Hazzard
201231 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2012$111,448,685-28%$122,858,057-27%The Dark Knight Rises
200931 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 2009$107,143,153-24%$127,799,107-17%Funny People
199531 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1995$73,191,366-21%$87,741,643-8%Waterworld
199131 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1991$48,969,719-20%$62,737,151-10%Hot Shots!
200031 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2000$114,098,637-15%$128,615,587-18%Hollow Man
199631 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1996$62,677,812-14%$77,668,029-11%A Time to Kill
200231 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2002$137,680,429-14%$156,338,784-9%Signs
200831 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2008$140,935,980-11%$153,060,547-14%The Dark Knight
200331 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2003$127,293,952-8%$144,989,138-7%American Wedding
198331 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1983$35,857,251-6%$41,799,868-8%Vacation (1983)
198431 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1984$34,878,085-3%$44,532,2787%Ghostbusters (1984)
198631 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1986$42,434,7430%$51,283,9049%Aliens
199231 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1992$49,191,3330%$56,091,750-11%Death Becomes Her
199831 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1998$96,360,8723%$109,808,9747%Saving Private Ryan
199031 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1990$61,075,9934%$70,045,9765%Ghost
198731 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1987$44,181,2354%$55,477,5978%The Living Daylights
201331 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2013$117,938,0836%$138,110,91712%2 Guns
200431 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2004$136,940,2358%$157,176,2608%The Village
198831 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 1988$50,052,22013%$59,481,1167%Cocktail (1988)
198931 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1989$58,918,28318%$66,881,33012%Parenthood
200631 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2006$116,301,34919%$141,148,05823%Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
201131 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2011$154,610,55520%$167,484,29315%Rise of the Planet of the Apes
201031 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2010$128,821,14520%$145,238,76014%Inception
198531 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1985$42,411,94522%$47,026,0816%Back to the Future
200731 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2007$157,481,35935%$177,460,72626%The Bourne Ultimatum
199431 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1994$93,109,64737%$95,821,78917%Clear and Present Danger
199331 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1993$68,043,15038%$82,160,23246%Rising Sun
199931 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1999$133,879,38339%$157,542,15643%Runaway Bride
200131 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2001$159,717,84440%$171,838,23234%Rush Hour 2
201431 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2014$167,783,61542%$186,309,03635%Guardians of the Galaxy
199731 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1997$93,114,79949%$102,331,45932%Air Force One