'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, May. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,416,24790%4,0015$2,353$138,885,3502Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,156,590--3,158--$1,950$6,156,5901Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$3,344,52081%3,501-451$955$165,776,0773Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$2,496,690118%2,939-327$850$123,382,4104Universal
6Blended$2,486,727151%3,5550$700$23,693,2632Warner Bros.
7Million Dollar Arm$1,044,311100%2,329-690$448$25,440,9203Disney
8The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,024,09893%2,152-1008$476$189,981,3955Sony / Columbia
9The Other Woman (2014)$442,01646%1,114-1040$397$80,129,1646Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$499,166141%624126$800$5,414,0484Open Road
2Belle$350,09694%52572$667$5,280,0295Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$275,66116%983-718$280$123,480,1658Fox
4Heaven is for Real$217,79511%722-998$302$87,430,2707Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$179,64839%539-834$333$254,728,9329Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$104,37773%249-111$419$57,068,39613Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$97,97865%373-271$263$148,411,40011Lionsgate / Summit
8Moms' Night Out$97,890-3%383-478$256$9,395,0664Sony / TriStar
9The Immigrant$81,66895%1503$544$855,2393Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$75,33799%302-21$249$255,235,84817Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$60,520-2%496-104$122$3,892,0498Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$51,82778%254-32$204$109,902,18213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$44,62447%1042$429$905,9534RADiUS-TWC
15God's Not Dead$33,1709%155-90$214$59,711,66911Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$30,739-57%180-494$171$8,090,8834Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$26,890303%17328$155$28,640,2368Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$14,44738%128-74$113$22,896,7577Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$93,699--94--$997$93,6991eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,08141%390$1,335$2,330,0719Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$19,891147%133$1,530$159,3702Roadside Attractions
4The Hornet's Nest$16,997106%42-15$405$222,1844Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$11,29448%74-14$153$17,226,5657Open Road
6Oculus$10,41327%83-22$125$27,574,8858Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$7,523111%72-20$104$8,476,5006Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$5,791-25%45-123$129$20,016,3316Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,962-11%11-5$178$50,6582UTV Motion Pictures
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$656--2--$328$45,46217Rialto Pictures
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$60662%40$152$132,7647Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$54797%61$91$248,6256RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$65-28%1-4$65$269,0399RADiUS-TWC