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, Jul. 13 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$16,728,341--3,881--$4,310$16,728,3411Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$10,198,41266%4,3180$2,362$176,070,6592Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$6,903,27084%3,30347$2,090$143,749,6653Universal
4Magic Mike$3,407,13739%3,090-30$1,103$86,227,2123Warner Bros.
5Brave$3,289,27527%3,392-499$970$188,190,0724Disney
6Savages$2,740,40093%2,6357$1,040$25,471,8502Universal
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$1,794,27981%2,004-157$895$51,821,9733Lionsgate
8Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,313,66031%2,7322$481$16,166,5972Paramount
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,067,5623%2,285-576$467$201,299,2846Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,044,576110%92440$1,130$29,823,0718Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$395,43437%747-378$529$612,657,16611Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$311,42054%677-475$460$150,919,9507Universal
4Prometheus$278,61919%559-546$498$123,607,3806Fox
5Men in Black 3$269,98734%497-382$543$174,182,0508Sony / Columbia
6People Like Us$239,080-20%961-1094$249$10,640,3033Disney / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$228,359-15%655-1002$349$35,376,4484Fox
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$167,92259%342-17$491$42,557,69811Fox Searchlight
9That's My Boy$101,28335%172-228$589$36,515,3385Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$94,179206%18273$517$2,376,7696FilmDistrict
11Rock of Ages$85,2974%255-446$334$37,373,2925Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Hunger Games$81,31556%212-16$384$404,666,21117Lionsgate
13Battleship$74,09580%228-21$325$64,569,6509Universal
14Dark Shadows$67,60340%239-64$283$77,108,86510Warner Bros.
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,63763%221-15$256$40,610,2879Lionsgate
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$55,026--232-25$237$30,347,04312Sony / Columbia
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$48,72074%168-7$290$213,650,98020Universal
18The Dictator$31,42739%161-25$195$59,432,4049Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 13 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$212,290456%8162$2,621$1,114,4303Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$88,146152%8323$1,062$3,313,3018Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$66,279-6%520$1,275$5,381,50813Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Bol Bachchan$61,256--980$625$836,6782Fox International Pictures
5The Obama Effect$52,922--25--$2,117$52,9221ARC Entertainment
6The Three Stooges$40,137327%72-4$557$43,987,58314Fox
7Born to Be Wild 3D$21,72153%330$658$19,920,62167Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Mirror Mirror$16,99626%91-28$187$64,723,23116Relativity Media
9For Greater Glory$13,791106%423$328$5,453,5617ARC Entertainment
10The Lucky One (2012)$7,001-13%41-31$171$60,429,38513Warner Bros.
11Easy Money (2012)$5,846266%2--$2,923$8,9451Weinstein Company
12Chernobyl Diaries$5,42066%23-15$236$18,103,4528Warner Bros.
13The Imposter$5,264--1--$5,264$5,2641Indomina Releasing
14A Cat In Paris$3,810--18--$212$195,3427GKIDS
15Crooked Arrows$2,07993%9-2$231$1,827,6889Branded/Peck Films