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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$37,000,000--3,379--$10,950$38,000,0001Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$25,000,000-55%3,69251$6,771$98,894,3492Fox
3The Hangover Part II$18,500,000-41%3,67560$5,034$216,560,1323Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$16,635,000-30%3,929-23$4,234$126,905,0743Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$10,846,000-40%3,433-533$3,159$208,773,4944Disney
6Bridesmaids$10,153,950-16%2,9223$3,475$123,903,5255Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$6,267,000--2,524--$2,483$6,267,0001Relativity Media
8Thor$2,370,000-44%1,782-998$1,330$173,599,5086Paramount
9Fast Five$1,714,410-46%1,329-908$1,290$205,081,2857Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Midnight in Paris$6,146,165122%944797$6,511$14,224,6384Sony Pictures Classics
2Rio (2011)$681,000-8%527-164$1,292$137,791,7289Fox
3Water for Elephants$480,000-31%466-106$1,030$56,600,9598Fox
4Jumping the Broom$465,000-45%365-224$1,274$36,719,6556Sony / TriStar
5Cave of Forgotten Dreams$256,200-26%1220$2,100$3,722,1797IFC Films
6Rango$175,000-27%220-34$795$122,472,90715Paramount
7Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$124,000306%182102$681$9,668,1927Weinstein Company
8HOP$102,600-40%190-55$540$108,008,38511Universal
9Hanna$97,814-35%147-50$665$39,996,14510Focus
10Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$82,000-43%112-84$732$52,771,0278Lionsgate
11The Lincoln Lawyer$81,000-28%101-32$802$57,130,01613Lionsgate
12Win Win$78,000-38%100-41$780$10,003,83313Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$875,12638%4727$18,620$2,409,7723Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$254,58780%1914$13,399$464,8572Focus
3Born to Be Wild 3D$200,00010%470$4,255$6,763,52810Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Incendies$138,046-21%85-5$1,624$1,394,3208Sony Pictures Classics
5The Double Hour$97,625-20%55-13$1,775$1,092,0599IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
6The Trip (2011)$84,600--6--$14,100$84,6001IFC Films
7Everything Must Go$70,400-52%88-19$800$2,539,3185Roadside Attractions
8Jane Eyre (2011)$62,276-38%90-38$692$11,006,54114Focus
9Submarine$60,20844%1713$3,542$122,1272Weinstein Company
10The Conspirator$48,950-44%65-45$753$11,419,2929Roadside Attractions
11Scream 4$38,000-51%80-121$475$38,127,8749Weinstein Company
12The First Grader$25,175-41%30-6$839$268,9805National Geographic
13Beautiful Boy$5,500-66%40$1,375$29,7242Anchor Bay Films
14The King's Speech$4,000-38%15-1$267$138,796,20629Weinstein Company
15Kill the Irishman$3,500-32%5-3$700$1,182,39814Anchor Bay Films