'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. 20 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$11,059,498-25%3,9692$2,786$139,207,1542Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$7,296,620-23%2,806--$2,600$29,816,6751Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$4,534,135-31%3,826--$1,185$17,509,4071Disney
4Sex Tape$3,655,409-31%3,062--$1,194$14,608,1521Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,965,636-27%3,224-689$920$227,002,6084Paramount
6Tammy$1,987,738-36%3,402-63$584$71,050,3043Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,329,015-32%2,229-582$596$180,512,4646Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,203,114-25%2,169-716$555$160,776,6046Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$921,918-30%2,450-780$376$31,987,1383Relativity Media
11Begin Again$742,594-36%1,302363$570$9,365,2504Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$484,868-29%1,030-75$471$11,421,0524Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$425,921-31%1,491-1558$286$29,221,4653Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$355,080-33%1,003-965$354$44,435,2105Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$335,125-34%552-149$607$25,922,00211Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$307,112-35%602-501$510$96,617,8767Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$270,468-41%628-603$431$63,935,1835Sony / Screen Gems
4The Fault in Our Stars$234,831-27%557-445$422$121,599,4907Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$201,102-36%387-268$520$230,485,3669Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$156,978-26%32623$482$199,019,97910Warner Bros.
8Rio 2$87,541-28%256-29$342$130,238,94115Fox
9Blended$78,392-30%285-50$275$45,212,8219Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$72,450-32%230-37$315$149,093,03011Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,402-29%218-57$323$202,084,84312Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$37,958-29%149-24$255$91,080,55714Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$12,876-12%202-148$64$257,484,82724Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$140,026-28%68--$2,059$484,4011Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,962-23%410$1,170$4,621,71016Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$36,101-37%90-2$401$2,936,9558eOne Films US
4Belle$35,147-27%92-15$382$10,449,14812Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,520-33%46-17$337$58,943,02020Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$13,606-25%33-7$412$2,058,7289Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$9,982-30%60-36$166$83,821,08913Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$8,762-13%11-3$797$210,3184Weinstein Company
9I Origins$7,633-27%4--$1,908$27,6521Fox Searchlight
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,847-27%63-15$109$111,291,01020Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$2,3692%11-14$215$60,737,88218Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Fed Up$2,01265%12-8$168$1,515,79811RADiUS-TWC
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$756-41%104$76$206,1197RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$42384%8-2$53$8,458,99411Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$14591%1-1$145$311,04611Freestyle Releasing