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 Mon, Sep. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious: Chapter 2$1,772,068-73%3,049--$581$42,044,1711FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$1,153,486-65%3,091--$373$15,188,2501Relativity Media
3Riddick$623,425-67%3,11710$200$31,731,6002Universal
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$501,723-65%3,239-91$155$100,505,4625Weinstein Company
5We're the Millers$461,128-64%3,238-207$142$132,052,6096Warner Bros. / New Line
6Elysium$208,780-63%1,720-521$121$88,652,8546Sony / TriStar
7Planes$166,153-83%2,739-294$61$83,195,0036Disney
8The World's End$128,977-60%1,243-277$104$24,101,8344Focus
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$92,081-83%1,638-407$56$62,185,6686Fox
10This Is The End$88,972-54%1,333-828$67$100,523,23114Sony / Columbia
11One Direction: This Is Us$87,732-86%2,300-435$38$27,045,1163Sony / TriStar
12The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$81,941-73%1,576-943$52$29,724,6264Sony / Screen Gems
13Despicable Me 2$65,390-84%1,006-44$65$359,179,36511Universal
14Getaway$57,251-67%1,378-757$42$10,042,1963Warner Bros.
15You're Next$45,171-61%1,110-792$41$17,983,9394Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$383,579-82%933216$411$27,576,9893Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Guns$86,255-61%908-257$95$73,536,3357Universal
3The Spectacular Now$66,628-64%770355$87$5,804,3487A24
4The Grandmaster$56,272-60%705-99$80$5,896,3854Weinstein Company
5The Conjuring$53,770-61%676-40$80$136,056,6109Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Wolverine$49,187-64%540-158$91$130,275,2458Fox
7World War Z$31,071-67%280-94$111$201,866,74713Paramount
8In a World...$26,739-64%14442$186$2,086,3756Roadside Attractions
9Turbo$25,971-81%353-5$74$81,157,0949Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Way, Way Back$24,377-64%421-129$58$20,874,76011Fox Searchlight
11Kick-Ass 2$24,010-63%343-319$70$28,580,8905Universal
12Closed Circuit$23,283-60%413-457$56$5,618,5293Focus
13The Heat$23,069-64%336-14$69$158,321,33212Fox
14The Ultimate Life$22,623-62%4120$55$1,093,6832High Top Releasing
15Pacific Rim$20,452-69%254-53$81$101,218,24610Warner Bros.
16Jobs$16,960-68%239-263$71$15,900,0125Open Road
17Now You See Me$9,970-69%171-34$58$117,585,11316Lionsgate / Summit
18Red 2$9,911-64%209-41$47$52,636,9819Lionsgate / Summit
19R.I.P.D.$9,020-73%164-17$55$33,464,8759Universal
20Fruitvale Station$8,403-57%137-51$61$15,889,42010Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$5,732-64%91-110$63$291,027,29714Warner Bros.
2Populaire$4,437-63%1512$296$65,7902Weinstein Company
3Salinger$4,394-64%40$1,099$162,0672Weinstein Company
4Paranoia$2,470-55%71-107$35$7,257,3515Relativity Media
5Chennai Express$1,611-79%30-23$54$5,267,9336UTV Motion Pictures
6Contempt (2013 re-issue)$1,555-38%10$1,555$22,2362Rialto Pictures
7Unfinished Song$1,361-45%17-4$80$1,663,06813Weinstein Company
8Satyagraha$1,093-83%35-44$31$725,1813UTV Motion Pictures
9Passion$875-44%12-1$73$86,6013eOne Films US
10Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$857-39%14-5$61$4,291,95115Roadside Attractions
11Jayne Mansfield's Car$802-59%11--$73$10,1231Anchor Bay Films
12Savannah$332-67%61$55$34,5634Ketchup Entertainment
13Underdogs (2013)$43--10$43$35,2505Freestyle Releasing
14Stories We Tell$35-81%4-5$9$1,595,87619Roadside Attractions