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 Sat, Dec. 24 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$6,227,071-36%3,4483023$1,806$48,339,4402Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$3,898,691-42%3,7030$1,053$69,407,6842Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,775,182-49%3,73411$743$45,136,9172Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,509,634-46%2,914--$861$15,516,2921Sony / Columbia
5The Adventures of Tintin$2,436,040-31%3,087--$789$13,963,2381Paramount
6We Bought a Zoo$1,884,359-37%3,117--$605$5,327,7201Fox
7Arthur Christmas$739,264-29%1,804-1125$410$43,242,9285Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$607,133-35%1,752-1056$347$75,092,3345Disney
9Hugo$589,824-18%1,236-1296$477$42,932,1505Paramount
10New Year's Eve$516,982-61%2,585-920$200$31,176,2703Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$282,370-58%1,603-1355$176$269,756,1476Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$274,059-54%1,786-966$153$21,355,8413Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$445,663-28%813-65$548$31,356,9406Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$346,517-33%9871$351$6,269,3483Paramount
3The Artist$235,4201%167150$1,410$1,966,5135Weinstein Company
4My Week with Marilyn$127,818-24%602358$212$6,716,0135Weinstein Company
5Puss in Boots (2011)$93,258-48%389-368$240$143,525,2449Paramount / DreamWorks
6Happy Feet Two$64,311-30%535-1245$120$59,789,1316Warner Bros.
7Jack and Jill$37,549-60%385-1525$98$71,202,9337Sony / Columbia
8J. Edgar$34,894-19%455-248$77$35,990,1417Warner Bros.
9Tower Heist$31,130-46%283-1032$110$76,202,0608Universal
10Immortals$27,854-40%228-988$122$82,318,1197Relativity Media
11Moneyball$23,922-51%242144$99$74,464,09214Sony / Columbia
12A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$20,193-48%24543$82$34,593,3738Warner Bros. / New Line
13Dolphin Tale$17,940-54%188-93$95$71,568,27314Warner Bros.
14Courageous$14,463-58%19291$75$33,642,36213Sony / TriStar
15The Ides of March$10,154-43%14573$70$40,631,12912Sony / Columbia
16In Time$8,445-58%131-142$64$36,851,7709Fox
17Footloose (2011)$7,154-66%182-71$39$51,422,68911Paramount
18Paranormal Activity 3$3,978-68%124-82$32$103,864,35310Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$194,303-7%5539$3,533$1,505,2193Focus
2Shame$28,913-36%50-1$578$1,481,6414Fox Searchlight
3The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$14,128-68%20-5$706$623,1035Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$11,618-36%490$237$14,874,01338Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Margin Call$6,233-14%30-91$208$5,178,88410Roadside Attractions
6In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,758-29%3--$1,586$11,4181FilmDistrict
7Drive (2011)$2,558-51%26-30$98$34,783,14615FilmDistrict
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,991-41%37-86$54$20,355,27410Summit
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$1,816-30%18-21$101$2,887,69510Fox Searchlight
10Like Crazy$1,417-53%30-70$47$3,338,5549Paramount Vantage
1150/50$832-43%31-80$27$35,002,42113Summit