NORTH AMERICA: 'Minions' Returns to First Place on Tuesday with $8.02M; 'Ant-Man' Passes $70M Mark after $7.85M Second Place Take; 'Trainwreck' Solid in Third with $4.18M
on July 22, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Minions was up one spot and a very strong 39 percent over Monday to return to first place at the daily box office on Tuesday with $8.02 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was still down a sharp 52 percent from last Tuesday. Minions continues to perform extremely well in the bigger picture with a twelve-day take of $229.56 million. That places the film just ahead of the $228.38 million twelve-day gross of 2013's Despicable Me 2.
Disney's Ant-Man was down one spot to land in a very close second with $7.85 million. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel was up a very solid 23 percent over Monday's performance. Ant-Man surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed $71.48 million in five days. The film continues to perform on the lower end of expectations. Ant-Man is currently running 8 percent ahead of the $66.23 million five-day start of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 11 percent behind the $80.64 million five-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.
Universal's Trainwreck held steady in third place with $4.18 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy from director Judd Apatow increased 18 percent over Monday. Trainwreck has grossed a promising $37.82 million in five days, which is slightly above the high end of the film's wide ranging expectations. The film is currently running 46 percent ahead of the $25.86 million five-day start of 2009's Julie & Julia and 4 percent behind the $39.25 million five-day take of 2007's Knocked Up.
Inside Out grossed $2.11 million to remain in fourth. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was up 33.5 percent from Monday and down a very solid 36 percent from last Tuesday. Inside Out continues to impress with a 33-day take of $309.94 million. The film should continue to hold up well going forward thanks in part to strong word of mouth and the relative lack of other high-profile animated releases throughout the rest of the summer.
Universal's Jurassic World rounded out Tuesday's top five with $1.73 million. The 3D sci-fi adventure blockbuster sequel was up 26 percent over Monday and down a solid 38 percent from last Tuesday. Jurassic World has grossed a massive $614.44 million through 40 days. The film is currently the fourth highest grossing film of all-time domestically without adjusting for ticket price inflation and is now just $9.03 million away from surpassing the $623.36 million final gross of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers to move into third place on the list.