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 Fri, May. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$34,860,549--4,155--$8,390$34,860,5491Disney
2Bridesmaids$6,387,975123%2,93719$2,175$44,847,2152Universal
3Thor$4,353,42298%3,924-39$1,109$134,259,5773Paramount
4Fast Five$3,151,140148%3,622-171$870$178,739,7254Universal
5Priest (2011)$1,441,55883%2,8640$503$20,524,6862Sony / Screen Gems
6Something Borrowed$1,193,388118%2,606-298$458$29,196,4533Warner Bros.
7Rio (2011)$1,113,904167%2,593-336$430$128,110,5556Fox
8Jumping the Broom$1,068,468155%1,472-563$726$28,686,0203Sony / TriStar
9Water for Elephants$663,22074%1,894-531$350$50,940,7945Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Soul Surfer$277,493143%984-484$282$39,958,1637Sony / TriStar
2Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$269,434119%912-537$295$51,036,4245Lionsgate
3Insidious$160,869139%501-261$321$52,119,2478FilmDistrict
4Everything Must Go$154,913140%24527$632$1,254,5332Roadside Attractions
5Source Code$119,19663%377-249$316$52,663,0308Summit
6Rango$100,611503%30286$333$120,917,47412Paramount
7Limitless$94,964168%35759$266$77,822,70810Relativity Media
8Hanna$83,48453%279-146$299$38,946,3547Focus
9Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$74,58314%642-634$116$8,902,2694Weinstein Company
10Win Win$70,132123%202-46$347$9,144,95210Fox Searchlight
11The Lincoln Lawyer$68,567109%258-87$266$56,323,53310Lionsgate
12The Conspirator$66,46864%269-101$247$10,732,7546Roadside Attractions
13Jane Eyre (2011)$62,59827%208-40$301$10,218,42711Focus
14HOP$61,955238%354-105$175$106,996,9608Universal
15The Beaver$56,995244%16863$339$448,6383Summit
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$48,174272%253-58$190$51,750,6089Fox
17Arthur (2011)$41,32581%237-107$174$32,710,9457Warner Bros.
18The Adjustment Bureau$35,955237%116-48$310$62,380,22012Universal
19Scream 4$28,1562%205-221$137$37,654,5546Weinstein Company
20Battle: Los Angeles$27,477--170-55$162$83,368,58011Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$86,8513%50-7$1,737$5,191,0027Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$35,2073%340$1,036$24,981,40562Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$9,944--6--$1,657$9,9441Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$7,813-8%45-94$174$36,363,1259Warner Bros.
5The King's Speech$6,40631%40-31$160$138,739,26226Weinstein Company
6Red Riding Hood$5,29118%50-50$106$37,636,20111Warner Bros.
7Go For It!$3,794-59%64-154$59$162,0462Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Kill the Irishman$3,204130%12-1$267$1,144,27111Anchor Bay Films
9Skateland$2,420275%119$220$10,2022Freestyle Releasing
10Dum Maaro Dum$1,431116%11-9$130$556,1745Fox Searchlight
11Biutiful$1,01926%7-4$146$5,091,39821Roadside Attractions
12The Music Never Stopped$846348%50$169$241,03410Roadside Attractions
13Meet Monica Velour$40764%21$204$29,5937Anchor Bay Films