'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, Jun. 14 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$44,013,367265%4,207--$10,462$56,075,4911Warner Bros.
2This Is The End$6,947,20655%3,055--$2,274$19,255,3411Sony / Columbia
3Now You See Me$3,338,61572%3,08262$1,083$73,028,0583Lionsgate / Summit
4The Purge$2,965,40576%2,59155$1,145$46,610,2552Universal
5Fast & Furious 6$2,819,66590%3,375-396$835$212,960,2904Universal
6The Internship$2,382,61373%3,39933$701$26,333,9742Fox
8Star Trek Into Darkness$1,455,78831%2,331-821$625$206,286,4825Paramount
9After Earth$1,157,51128%2,432-969$476$51,621,5263Sony / Columbia
10The Hangover Part III$914,14268%1,901-1341$481$106,164,6944Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 3$749,06638%1,649-702$454$397,451,3057Disney
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$535,89718%1,175-985$456$138,839,4386Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$192,641389%44474$434$93,288,00910Warner Bros.
2The Croods$170,66456%368-46$464$182,251,76113Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Mud$149,57641%405-175$369$19,225,2388Roadside Attractions
4The East$83,272307%11574$724$504,5773Fox Searchlight
5Oblivion (2013)$54,18091%258-40$210$88,648,8909Universal
6Olympus Has Fallen$54,013111%201-35$269$98,272,39813FilmDistrict
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$29,78824%170-66$175$122,027,71512Paramount
8Scary Movie 5$26,571784%14190$188$31,469,82810Weinstein / Dimension
9The Big Wedding$25,161317%16573$152$21,422,0658Lionsgate
10Escape From Planet Earth$17,401-19%151-31$115$56,646,74818Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bling Ring$77,947--5--$15,589$77,4971A24
2The Kings of Summer$43,672109%6319$693$435,6163CBS Films
3Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$43,451230%2318$1,889$270,4852Roadside Attractions
4Stories We Tell$22,25930%63-7$353$1,183,0626Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$20,22429%70-5$289$1,155,7118Weinstein Company
6Pain and Gain$11,88161%70-105$170$49,265,1728Paramount
7The Place Beyond the Pines$10,090-1%76-58$133$21,306,99912Focus
8To the Arctic 3D$9,98791%520$192$12,786,45561Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Born to Be Wild 3D$7,46144%300$249$22,790,842115Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Sapphires$6,168-11%39-16$158$2,309,50413Weinstein Company
11Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$3,258-29%14-15$233$464,1337eOne Films US
12We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$3,238-41%11-14$294$151,6544Focus World
13Quartet$2,816-58%25-89$113$18,328,83023Weinstein Company
14Not Today$2,29034%7-12$327$286,66310Freestyle Releasing
15Camp (2013)$2,115--2--$1,058$321,46517Freestyle Releasing
16Lost and Found in Armenia$2,080-61%2-7$1,040$76,5152High Top Releasing
17Wish You Were Here (2013)$1,541-33%6-5$257$37,2862eOne Films US
18Tiger Eyes$1,491-9%6-11$249$18,5322Freestyle Releasing
19The Stroller Strategy$648--1--$648$6481Rialto Premieres
20From Up on Poppy Hill$416-50%9-1$46$996,77814GKIDS