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, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$28,123,000--2,647--$10,624$28,123,0001Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$17,600,000-28%2,9469$5,974$55,944,7575Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$11,351,000126%2,5231713$4,499$55,310,27010Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$9,110,000-47%3,1030$2,936$32,220,0602Warner Bros.
5Broken City$9,000,000--2,620--$3,435$9,000,0001Fox
6A Haunted House$8,330,000-54%2,1600$3,856$29,943,1792Open Road
7Django Unchained$8,243,000-25%2,516-496$3,276$138,361,7354Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$7,800,000-19%2,579-348$3,024$130,358,0204Universal
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$6,405,000-30%2,323-689$2,757$287,394,7416Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$6,300,000--2,913--$2,163$6,300,0001Lionsgate
11Lincoln$5,395,000-15%2,174147$2,482$160,531,07911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$4,250,000-30%2,337-620$1,819$66,275,1544Fox
13Life of Pi$3,400,00026%1,256499$2,707$99,237,3059Fox
14Jack Reacher$2,445,000-49%1,707-1000$1,432$76,622,3335Paramount
15This is 40$2,200,000-50%1,232-1088$1,786$65,081,0005Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$1,400,000-73%1,474-1185$950$33,592,9383Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$1,294,00097%1,312836$986$180,801,30412Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$2,530,0000%88678$2,856$10,246,5655Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$2,440,00094%756135$3,228$114,961,55415Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$1,050,000-33%507-316$2,071$300,937,07411Sony / Columbia
4Monsters, Inc. 3D$756,000-56%565-562$1,338$31,696,5155Disney
5The Guilt Trip$615,000-68%642-964$958$35,707,5845Paramount
6Rise of The Guardians$555,000-48%474-431$1,171$99,491,3639Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hyde Park on Hudson$428,452-29%194-52$2,209$4,869,9857Focus
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$345,000-47%306-236$1,127$290,725,02310Lionsgate / Summit
9Flight$289,00095%300150$963$93,093,45512Paramount
10Rust and Bone$246,83532%16889$1,469$1,484,3779Sony Pictures Classics
11Red Dawn (2012)$218,000102%24924$876$44,290,9389FilmDistrict
12Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$210,000-54%265-165$792$12,160,0065Paramount
13Anna Karenina (2012)$156,795-32%117-27$1,340$12,226,68910Focus
14Promised Land (2012)$130,111-90%134-1513$971$7,542,1974Focus
15Pitch Perfect$69,000-32%125-29$552$64,896,22817Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$413,26161%3621$11,479$1,184,9565Sony Pictures Classics
2Quartet$320,000579%3230$10,000$392,0772Weinstein Company
3LUV$90,000--45--$2,000$90,0001Indomina Media
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$47,000-30%73-27$644$17,654,93918Lionsgate / Summit
5Searching For Sugar Man$32,02923%275$1,186$3,138,42126Sony Pictures Classics
6Chasing Ice$29,746--39--$763$1,000,46711Submarine Deluxe
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$19,000-41%58-49$328$12,936,7367FilmDistrict
8Holy Motors$11,394--6--$1,899$612,16814Indomina Releasing
9West of Memphis$8,340195%97$927$56,1844Sony Pictures Classics
10Not Fade Away$6,000-85%56-121$107$604,8105Paramount Vantage