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, Aug. 25 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,721,104-32%3,110177$1,518$51,760,6252Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$3,421,299-39%3,445120$993$91,287,3183Warner Bros. / New Line
3Planes$2,522,870-32%3,378-338$747$59,599,9093Disney
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$2,445,196-35%3,118--$784$14,088,3591Sony / Screen Gems
5The World's End$2,171,751-31%1,551--$1,400$8,811,7901Focus
6Elysium$2,007,694-31%2,913-371$689$68,880,2183Sony / TriStar
7You're Next$1,532,399-39%2,437--$629$7,020,1961Lionsgate
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,476,846-36%2,730-350$541$48,421,1693Fox
9Kick-Ass 2$1,251,625-29%2,9455$425$22,526,4452Universal
102 Guns$929,705-36%1,841-630$505$65,353,9954Universal
11The Smurfs 2$837,397-29%1,852-497$452$62,580,3704Sony / Columbia
12Despicable Me 2$785,120-29%1,402-416$560$350,701,1358Universal
13Jobs$761,002-36%2,3810$320$12,009,3012Open Road
14The Wolverine$689,069-36%1,449-609$476$125,079,4635Fox
15The Conjuring$487,174-47%1,355-646$360$131,668,9926Warner Bros. / New Line
16Paranoia$321,543-42%2,4590$131$6,250,2932Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$200,724-52%620-621$324$128,945,2487Sony / Columbia
2Turbo$195,655-30%470-289$416$78,785,4456Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Spectacular Now$194,518-18%15499$1,263$1,904,4124A24
4The Heat$125,114-50%409-282$306$156,392,7669Fox
5Chennai Express$108,654-36%144-46$755$4,687,7523UTV Motion Pictures
6Pacific Rim$108,567-38%260-184$418$99,174,9807Warner Bros.
7The Way, Way Back$102,031-44%302-155$338$18,628,0978Fox Searchlight
8Man of Steel$97,445-37%303-62$322$290,229,82211Warner Bros.
9Now You See Me$95,343-33%246112$388$116,433,75013Lionsgate / Summit
10Red 2$90,234-41%389-326$232$51,605,1256Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$88,279-34%239-68$369$198,854,94110Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$77,238-34%392-85$197$15,185,2497Weinstein Company
13White House Down$68,275-42%229122$298$72,425,6929Sony / Columbia
14R.I.P.D.$52,805-44%179-24$295$32,731,4956Universal
15Star Trek Into Darkness$30,762-34%144-66$214$227,377,84415Paramount
16Epic$23,618-31%115-53$205$107,356,60514Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$78,483-37%7538$1,046$732,7793Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$40,388-24%7--$5,770$132,6171Weinstein Company
3Fast & Furious 6$15,685-33%98-43$160$238,550,31014Universal
4This Is The End$13,366-28%38-20$352$96,771,09311Sony / Columbia
5The Croods$12,803-28%69-45$186$187,073,69723Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Unfinished Song$5,487-14%27-16$203$1,611,25010Weinstein Company
7Savannah$3,601-42%14--$257$15,5991Ketchup Entertainment
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$3,208-34%27-9$119$4,252,25812Roadside Attractions
9Mud$1,871-49%16-12$117$21,581,88618Roadside Attractions
10Girl Rising$1,720--1--$1,720$1,526,48825Gathr Films
11Underdogs (2013)$1,355-36%2-2$678$28,5292Freestyle Releasing
12Stories We Tell$1,069-33%6-2$178$1,583,03316Roadside Attractions
13The Servant (2013 re-issue)$994-19%1--$994$21,3665Rialto Pictures
14Pain and Gain$603-30%22-64$27$49,874,93318Paramount
15The Bling Ring$425-72%7-11$61$5,831,56511A24
16Inch'Allah$356-51%21$178$457,8852eOne Films US
17Girl Most Likely$310-15%1-1$310$1,376,1266Roadside Attractions