Grosses

'American Sniper' Easily Remains #1 on Tuesday with $5.02MJanuary 28, 2015 12:20 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper grossed $5.02 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth consecutive day. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was up 20 percent over Monday and down a sizable 49 percent from last Tuesday. American Sniper has grossed a massive $209.60 million after twelve days of wide release. That places the film an extremely impressive 58 percent ahead of the $132.53 million twelve-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 held steady in second place with $1.22 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal was up a very healthy 49 percent over Monday. The Boy Next Door has grossed $16.95 million in five 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 20.5 percent ahead of the $14.07 million five-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer took in $0.973 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was up 42 percent over Monday and down 43 percent from last Tuesday. The Wedding Ringer has grossed $41.04 million in twelve days. The film is currently running 4 percent ahead of the $39.42 million twelve-day take of last year's About Last Night.

The Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game was up one spot and an impressive 54 percent over Monday to take fourth on Tuesday with $0.749 million. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch was up 4 percent over last Tuesday. The Imitation Game continues to display strong holding power and has grossed a healthy $61.69 million to date.

Fellow Weinstein Company release Paddington was down one spot from Monday to round out Tuesday's top five with $0.669 million. The well received family film was up 27 percent over Monday and down just 34 percent from last Tuesday. Paddington has grossed $41.13 million in twelve days. That places the film a slim 1 percent below the $41.58 million twelve-day take of last year's The Nut Job.

Lionsgate's Mortdecai and Disney's Strange Magic continued their poor starts with respective eighth place and ninth place grosses of $0.404 million and $0.304 million. Strange Magic has only managed $6.03 million in five days, while the five-day start for Mortdecai stands at an even softer $4.88 million. Both films will obviously disappear from theatres quickly.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 13 - Sun, Sep. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious: Chapter 2$41,050,000--3,049--$13,463$41,050,0001FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$14,500,000--3,091--$4,691$14,500,0001Relativity Media
3Riddick$7,013,000-63%3,11710$2,250$31,279,3752Universal
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$5,582,000-34%3,239-91$1,723$100,041,1185Weinstein Company
5We're the Millers$5,415,000-30%3,238-207$1,672$131,602,0966Warner Bros. / New Line
6Planes$3,066,000-26%2,739-294$1,119$82,983,6566Disney
7One Direction: This Is Us$2,400,000-41%2,300-435$1,043$26,887,2023Sony / TriStar
8Elysium$2,050,000-35%1,720-521$1,192$88,387,6156Sony / TriStar
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,825,000-25%1,638-407$1,114$62,035,4396Fox
10The World's End$1,346,661-42%1,243-277$1,083$24,011,2774Focus
11Despicable Me 2$1,200,000-18%1,006-44$1,193$359,031,32011Universal
12The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$1,110,000-50%1,576-943$704$29,624,6064Sony / Screen Gems
13This Is The End$780,000-59%1,333-828$585$100,421,40214Sony / Columbia
14Getaway$678,000-69%1,378-757$492$9,974,8133Warner Bros.
15You're Next$603,000-62%1,110-792$543$17,979,9204Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$4,250,000-48%933216$4,555$26,580,6983Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Blue Jasmine$1,798,140-23%993-76$1,811$27,884,6948Sony Pictures Classics
32 Guns$867,000-38%908-257$955$73,445,4007Universal
4The Spectacular Now$769,90713%770355$1,000$5,802,6777A24
5The Wolverine$565,000-25%540-158$1,046$130,225,8648Fox
6The Grandmaster$465,000-55%705-99$660$5,822,5004Weinstein Company
7Austenland$381,191127%274216$1,391$1,188,6275Sony Pictures Classics
8Monsters University$373,000-17%382-214$976$265,465,05413Disney
9In a World...$308,71910%14442$2,144$2,079,6696Roadside Attractions
10World War Z$305,000-30%280-94$1,089$201,823,83313Paramount
11The Way, Way Back$290,000-37%421-129$689$20,850,13711Fox Searchlight
12Kick-Ass 2$247,000-61%343-319$720$28,553,4005Universal
13The Ultimate Life$244,000-63%4120$592$1,073,4632High Top Releasing
14Closed Circuit$209,313-78%413-457$507$5,588,0133Focus
15Jobs$186,000-55%239-263$778$15,876,0265Open Road
16Red 2$140,000-14%209-41$670$52,638,1649Lionsgate / Summit
17R.I.P.D.$133,000-17%164-17$811$33,460,1209Universal
18Now You See Me$127,000-35%171-34$743$117,575,42416Lionsgate / Summit
19Fruitvale Station$73,000-32%137-51$533$15,878,30810Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Short Term 12$163,22775%6236$2,633$519,6514Cinedigm
2Salinger$45,009-48%40$11,252$158,7262Weinstein Company
3Wadjda$40,491--3--$13,497$116,1581Sony Pictures Classics
4Afternoon Delight$34,593-39%3914$887$153,2463The Film Arcade
5Populaire$33,250112%1512$2,217$56,4772Weinstein Company
6The Attack$26,700-25%14-2$1,907$1,665,99113Cohen Media Group
7Mother of George$22,456--1--$22,456$22,4561Oscilloscope
8Blue Caprice$15,200--1--$15,200$15,2001IFC Films
9GMO OMG$15,121--1--$15,121$15,1211Submarine Deluxe
10Mademoiselle C$14,500--6--$2,417$17,3631Cohen Media Group
11You Will Be My Son$14,10090%62$2,350$116,9185Cohen Media Group
12Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve$13,720--3--$4,573$22,0252Liberty Street Films
13Jayne Mansfield's Car$7,400--11--$673$7,4001Anchor Bay Films
14Herb & Dorothy 50x50$6,500--1--$6,500$6,5001Fine Line Media
15Spark: A Burning Man Story$5,140--6--$857$115,5065Paladin / Film Buff
16Plush$3,320--10--$332$3,3201IM Global / Blumhouse