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 Sat, May. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$29,283,650-18%3,996--$7,328$64,795,6241Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$11,773,12534%3,9520$2,979$137,921,4272Warner Bros.
3Blended$5,221,57619%3,555--$1,469$9,594,7991Warner Bros.
4Neighbors (2014)$5,142,37520%3,266-45$1,575$109,115,4003Universal
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$3,070,20150%3,160-831$972$182,218,8124Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$2,703,49949%3,0190$895$18,058,6132Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$1,418,04529%2,154-900$658$76,612,9055Fox
8Rio 2$1,022,28291%1,701-670$601$120,656,5297Fox
9Heaven is for Real$781,02556%1,720-1173$454$85,081,3306Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$670,54151%1,373-898$488$252,955,7768Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$894,23359%498426$1,796$2,744,7193Open Road
2Belle$659,00454%453280$1,455$3,286,3544Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$289,53524%861-185$336$8,489,5143Sony / TriStar
4Divergent$269,01846%644-347$418$147,663,77310Lionsgate / Summit
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$266,08261%360-270$739$56,363,63912Fox Searchlight
6The Railway Man$213,73340%600417$356$3,257,6817Weinstein Company
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$190,68776%674-1904$283$7,532,2283Clarius Entertainment
8The Immigrant$183,95762%147144$1,251$367,9542Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$162,53066%323-32$503$254,774,91516Warner Bros.
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$115,90475%286-33$405$109,575,14412Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Fed Up$91,04631%10247$893$621,6543RADiUS-TWC
12God's Not Dead$85,00646%245-535$347$59,413,28710Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Noah$80,88646%219-67$369$100,491,7039Paramount
14Non-Stop (2014)$61,20045%153-67$400$91,621,98013Universal
15Brick Mansions$57,61836%168-556$343$19,903,7745Relativity Media
16Transcendence$36,99136%202-113$183$22,798,1506Warner Bros.
17Draft Day$30,14937%145-350$208$28,544,7627Lionsgate / Summit
18Oculus$21,55840%105-35$205$27,501,9917Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$49,284-4%392$1,264$2,069,4348Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Words and Pictures$34,61752%10--$3,462$57,3801Roadside Attractions
3A Haunted House 2$29,29466%88-36$333$17,143,8136Open Road
4The Hornet's Nest$26,846-4%5740$471$120,4183Freestyle Releasing
5The Quiet Ones$16,73772%92-249$182$8,435,3925Lionsgate
6300: Rise of an Empire$12,63750%71-84$178$106,551,95212Warner Bros.
7Heropanti$11,89220%16--$743$21,8071UTV Motion Pictures
8Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,47233%4-4$618$125,5106Rialto Pictures
9Accident (2014 re-issue)$2,16410%1--$2,164$4,1261Rialto Pictures
10Bad Words$1,11052%21-62$53$7,776,48011Focus
112 States$87351%4-28$218$2,235,5636UTV Motion Pictures
12Blue Ruin$471-7%5-19$94$246,7635RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$41837%52$84$268,2418RADiUS-TWC
14Grand D├ępart$13613%1--$136$2561Rialto Premieres