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, Apr. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$9,317,25846%3,916-221$2,379$331,290,3224Lionsgate
2The Three Stooges$6,982,85024%3,477--$2,008$12,604,2321Fox
3The Cabin in the Woods$5,716,2153%2,811--$2,034$11,257,0731Lionsgate
4Titanic 3D$5,196,14856%2,69723$1,927$41,326,6592Paramount
5American Reunion$4,404,12529%3,20311$1,375$37,070,0602Universal
6Wrath of the Titans$3,025,71555%3,102-443$975$69,317,6643Warner Bros.
7Mirror Mirror$2,989,17846%3,206-412$932$47,508,7733Relativity Media
821 Jump Street$2,874,00841%2,735-274$1,051$118,680,8925Sony / Columbia
9Lockout$2,490,57812%2,308--$1,079$4,712,7551Open Road
10Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$1,320,03552%2,112-891$625$203,648,5857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$418,90064%435-89$963$5,850,1546CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$320,50469%502-149$638$100,252,06110Warner Bros. / New Line
3Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$265,89622%102--$2,607$484,3191Code Black Entertainment
4Bully (2012)$212,00032%158152$1,342$652,0073Weinstein Company
5Safe House$161,38561%371-111$435$125,200,70010Universal
6John Carter$155,83063%446-569$349$68,651,7386Disney
7Act of Valor$115,33153%352-356$328$69,192,5078Relativity Media
8This Means War$110,60828%283-38$391$53,781,9449Fox
9The Vow$108,63836%335-144$324$124,277,81510Sony / Screen Gems
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$97,32455%183-264$532$3,770,9595Paramount Vantage
11A Thousand Words$96,16473%277-230$347$17,779,2016Paramount
12Blue Like Jazz$95,049-11%136--$699$201,5771Roadside Attractions
13Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$70,56977%216-61$327$51,324,0609Sony / Columbia
14Chronicle$66,11829%1653$401$64,128,93411Fox
15Friends With Kids$60,18263%113-94$533$6,940,2956Roadside Attractions
16The Artist$46,79571%121-101$387$44,022,69321Weinstein Company
17Project X (2012)$45,73633%145-299$315$54,310,1377Warner Bros.
18Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$44,49690%153-42$291$132,801,48518Fox
19The Iron Lady$44,36248%146-90$304$29,814,26116Weinstein Company
20Casa de mi Padre$36,37746%121-162$301$5,672,2635Lionsgate / Pantelion
21Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$35,00667%125-79$280$34,780,8178Lionsgate
22The Woman in Black$30,30021%122-37$248$54,196,66111CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$38,083-13%400$952$18,125,59154Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Touchback$29,19934%50--$584$50,9331Anchor Bay Films
3Silent House (2012)$29,1023%59-155$493$12,653,9586Open Road
4We Bought a Zoo$21,18441%83-16$255$75,487,05417Fox
5Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$12,28475%33-12$372$43,361,84110Fox
6Red Tails$10,92927%43-12$254$49,791,75213Fox
7The Grey$10,83153%13-54$833$51,566,22812Open Road
8Coriolanus$9,77173%181$543$660,48913Weinstein Company
9The Descendants$9,50945%41-37$232$82,566,00222Fox Searchlight
10Undefeated$8,41755%172$495$484,1279Weinstein Company
11W.E.$6,51780%17-4$383$541,47111Weinstein Company
12Albert Nobbs$2,204118%12-18$184$2,975,43112Roadside Attractions