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 Sun, Jul. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$23,662,240-19%3,997--$5,920$143,074,9601Universal
2The Lone Ranger$7,904,440-26%3,904--$2,025$48,715,0101Disney
3The Heat$6,873,984-26%3,1843$2,159$86,259,1952Fox
4Monsters University$5,352,100-25%3,739-265$1,431$216,253,9793Disney
5World War Z$5,231,828-23%3,316-291$1,578$158,989,6383Paramount
6White House Down$3,715,710-28%3,2220$1,153$50,485,2492Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,248,714-24%2,905-1226$1,118$271,188,4504Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$1,759,698-15%2,104-606$836$85,674,3204Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$788,021-28%1,606-958$491$110,498,6036Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,625,479-28%876--$2,997$17,391,1671Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$358,095-30%565-470$634$223,065,0118Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$256,055-42%617-933$415$235,488,6757Universal
4Epic$136,025-31%428-346$318$104,042,6677Fox
5The Internship$123,742-29%379-629$326$42,762,5385Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$123,045-33%170-52$724$3,054,1465Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$109,465-25%270-61$405$58,886,9826Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$105,369-19%33861$312$111,254,2437Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$103,333-48%294-246$351$406,410,98710Disney
10The Bling Ring$98,378-14%159-471$619$5,119,5834A24
11The Croods$92,263-32%269-38$343$185,125,18916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$81,925-25%185-70$443$142,907,9049Warner Bros.
13The Purge$70,400-47%256-866$275$63,552,9655Universal
14The East$45,180-35%102-83$443$1,965,3056Fox Searchlight
15Mud$44,295-32%111-57$399$20,861,65311Roadside Attractions
16Pain and Gain$36,301-17%170144$214$49,519,36711Paramount
1742 (2013)$30,764-36%182-70$169$94,811,13313Warner Bros.
18Olympus Has Fallen$17,867-24%110-55$162$98,895,41716FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$156,818-29%19--$8,254$552,7881Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$72,488-29%7051$1,036$438,9483Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$27,095-29%513$531$1,084,1796CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$10,876-21%274$403$1,440,3039Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$9,956-24%63-55$158$122,476,27815Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$6,970-30%24-10$290$1,406,29211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$5,053-27%43-79$118$31,868,31413Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$4,277-24%15-3$285$2,422,57516Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$4,239-21%30-59$141$203,0442UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$3,170-22%15-44$211$109,4742Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$2,696-20%62-39$43$56,885,48521Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,057-36%4-15$264$34,9562Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$537-33%2-4$269$501,62510eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$1475%20$74$120,4805High Top Releasing
15Not Today$146-5%2-3$73$312,94113Freestyle Releasing