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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,224,038-16%Tomorrowland
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
23 (Jun 05 - Jun 07)$122,790,825-6%$132,521,168-4%Spy (2015)
22 (May 29 - May 31)$131,136,807-9%$138,455,513-10%San Andreas
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,830,88740%Pitch Perfect 2
28 (Jul 10 - Jul 12)$202,438,83459%$214,563,47259%Minions
26 (Jun 26 - Jun 28)$174,073,731-27%$183,841,054-26%Jurassic World
24 (Jun 12 - Jun 14)$266,035,144117%$273,574,516106%Jurassic World
25 (Jun 19 - Jun 21)$238,740,396-10%$247,780,432-9%Jurassic World
27 (Jul 03 - Jul 05)$127,004,488-27%$135,301,082-26%Inside Out (2015)
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,034,266-41%Furious 7
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,652-19%Furious 7
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,793,751140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
29 (Jul 17 - Jul 19)$178,681,351-12%$193,634,036-10%Ant-Man
30 (Jul 24 - Jul 26)$138,370,240-23%$151,001,747-22%Ant-Man
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper