Grosses

'American Sniper' Continues to Lead Comfortably on Monday with $4.18MJanuary 27, 2015 12:26 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper took in $4.18 million on Monday to continue to lead the daily box office with ease. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 77 percent from last Monday's inflated Martin Luther King Day performance. American Sniper has grossed a massive $204.58 million after eleven days of wide release. That places the film an extremely impressive 59 percent ahead of the $128.52 million eleven-day take of 2013's Gravity. Given the magnitude of its grosses and its continued strong holding power, American Sniper looks like it will have no problem remaining in first place over the upcoming weekend.

The Boy Next Door claimed second place with $0.820 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal was down 76 percent from Sunday. The Boy Next Door has grossed $15.73 million in four days, which is towards the higher end of pre-release expectations and represents a good start, especially with the film's low production budget in mind. The Boy Next Door is running 21 percent ahead of the $13.05 million four-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer placed in third with $0.684 million. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 80 percent from last Monday. The Wedding Ringer surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has grossed $40.07 million in eleven days. The film is currently running 3 percent ahead of the $38.84 million eleven-day take of last year's About Last Night.

Paddington took fourth place with $0.527 million. The well received family film from The Weinstein Company was down 86 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 92 percent from last Monday's holiday inflated take. Paddington also surpassed the $40 million mark yesterday and has grossed $40.46 million in eleven days. That places the film just below the $40.67 million eleven-day take of last year's The Nut Job.

Fellow Weinstein Company release The Imitation Game rounded out Monday's top five with $0.485 million. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 60 percent from last Monday. The Imitation Game continues to display strong holding power and has grossed a healthy $60.94 million to date.

Lionsgate's Mortdecai and Disney's Strange Magic continued their poor starts with respective eighth place and tenth place grosses of $0.274 million and $0.222 million. Strange Magic has only managed $5.73 million in four days, while the four-day start for Mortdecai stands at an even softer $4.47 million.  Both films will obviously disappear from theatres quickly.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Feb. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Go With It$7,761,154-42%3,548--$2,187$30,514,7321Sony / Columbia
2Gnomeo and Juliet$7,571,797-35%2,994--$2,529$25,356,9091Disney
3Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$6,407,485-40%3,105--$2,064$30,256,6011Paramount
4The Eagle$2,266,154-37%2,296--$987$8,684,4641Focus
5The King's Speech$2,006,650-41%2,263-321$887$93,675,76112Weinstein Company
6The Roommate$1,679,373-56%2,5340$663$25,778,9262Sony / Screen Gems
7Sanctum$1,645,510-37%2,7892$590$18,035,0752Universal
8No Strings Attached$1,498,282-43%2,756-294$544$60,031,0784Paramount
9The Green Hornet$1,021,572-42%2,090-943$489$92,405,9615Sony / Columbia
10True Grit (2010)$1,000,879-45%2,072-830$483$160,355,0298Paramount
11The Mechanic$949,184-33%1,886-818$503$25,418,6533CBS Films
12The Rite$874,825-41%2,207-778$396$28,858,2973Warner Bros. / New Line
13Black Swan$577,857-41%1,069-908$541$99,337,22011Fox Searchlight
14The Fighter$577,238-45%1,049-613$550$85,632,02410Paramount
15Yogi Bear$260,179-29%1,111-696$234$96,618,2799Warner Bros.
16The Dilemma$248,555-51%1,242-1303$200$47,635,6955Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tangled$256,435-36%784-585$327$193,304,69612Disney
2Biutiful$178,612-30%19112$935$2,263,3417Roadside Attractions
3Blue Valentine (2010)$165,332-37%393-57$421$8,211,6107Weinstein Company
4TRON: Legacy$161,016-39%364-676$442$169,753,8329Disney
5127 Hours$159,528-36%359-540$444$16,845,89615Fox Searchlight
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$140,974-34%40944$345$293,355,40813Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$135,863-44%27746$490$3,032,0704Weinstein Company
8From Prada to Nada$107,955-15%252-9$428$2,588,9263Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Megamind$93,856-41%252-38$372$147,878,98615Paramount / DreamWorks
10Little Fockers$91,160-45%424-931$215$147,233,4908Universal
11The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$82,369-40%293-221$281$102,981,05110Fox
12Gulliver's Travels (2010)$62,102-38%308-187$202$41,914,6078Fox
13Country Strong$44,521-40%328-620$136$20,218,9218Sony / Screen Gems
14The Social Network$34,610-47%178-116$194$96,619,12420Sony / Columbia
15Unstoppable (2010)$28,743-45%147-55$196$81,356,49614Fox
16Season of the Witch$26,771-38%176-316$152$24,444,9976Relativity Media
17Rabbit Hole$25,238-34%112-19$225$1,875,9369Lionsgate
18The Tourist$17,214-55%100-131$172$67,000,10210Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cedar Rapids$85,982-38%15--$5,732$302,9681Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$42,489-32%480$885$21,445,59848Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Way Back$11,143-38%37-108$301$2,637,8814Newmarket Films
4Somewhere (2010)$10,622-32%32-14$332$1,668,5938Focus
5Fair Game (2010)$6,701-38%78-71$86$9,528,09215Summit
6Winter's Bone$5,452-41%26-8$210$6,395,00536Roadside Attractions
7Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,779-45%1--$2,779$13,0531Phase 4 Films
8I Love You Phillip Morris$2,519-37%23-16$110$1,936,21711Roadside Attractions
9Waiting for Forever$1,878-36%1411$134$20,9752Freestyle
10Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)$372-64%5-37$74$576,6394UTV Communications