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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$38,454,000-55%3,8410$10,011$146,965,1142Disney
2The Best Man Holiday$30,600,000--2,024--$15,119$30,600,0001Universal
3Last Vegas$8,865,000-20%3,237155$2,739$46,957,9833CBS Films
4Free Birds$8,300,000-25%3,510-226$2,365$42,218,2053Relativity Media
5Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$7,670,000-32%3,1903$2,404$90,201,6384Paramount
6Gravity$6,280,000-26%2,560-160$2,453$240,555,6147Warner Bros.
7Ender's Game$6,200,000-40%3,236-171$1,916$53,776,5843Lionsgate / Summit
812 Years a Slave$4,700,000-30%1,411267$3,331$24,948,7855Fox Searchlight
9Captain Phillips$4,500,000-21%2,626-20$1,714$97,617,4586Sony / Columbia
10About Time$3,462,000-27%1,28080$2,705$11,567,6483Universal
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$1,950,000-30%1,645-191$1,185$113,016,4988Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$1,784,924179%184149$9,701$3,045,8603Focus
2All Is Lost$978,805-13%48384$2,027$4,281,4095Roadside Attractions
3Carrie (2013)$575,000-55%933-579$616$35,045,9115Sony / Screen Gems
4Escape Plan$550,000-35%687-362$801$24,123,5535Lionsgate / Summit
5Enough Said$510,000-20%393-36$1,298$16,592,7149Fox Searchlight
6Despicable Me 2$415,000-13%305-5$1,361$365,940,67020Universal
7The Counselor$350,000-57%481-541$728$16,582,2514Fox
8Blue Is the Warmest Color$274,00010%10837$2,537$1,150,9854IFC Films
9Rush (2013)$103,000-16%131-33$786$26,911,7349Universal
10Lee Daniels' The Butler$101,000-28%176-38$574$115,473,94814Weinstein Company
11Insidious: Chapter 2$99,000-30%167-62$593$83,189,29610FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Book Thief$425,000305%2925$14,655$568,5182Fox
2Nebraska$140,000--4--$35,000$140,0001Paramount Vantage
3Kill Your Darlings$128,96255%7139$1,816$499,0555Sony Pictures Classics
4The Christmas Candle$75,584--5--$15,117$75,5841EchoLight Studios
5Blue Jasmine$66,610-19%52-8$1,281$32,619,79017Sony Pictures Classics
6Diana$52,777-42%82-18$644$295,9193eOne Films US
7The Armstrong Lie$37,61530%1813$2,090$77,7452Sony Pictures Classics
8Instructions Not Included$33,000-10%47-5$702$44,241,26012Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Wadjda$29,973-48%40-19$749$1,284,29510Sony Pictures Classics
10Pulling Strings$29,000-42%760$382$5,830,3787Lionsgate / Pantelion
11The Great Beauty$23,000--1--$23,000$23,0001Janus Films
12I'm in Love with a Church Girl$21,000-62%55-19$382$2,206,8525High Top Releasing
13American Promise$12,95058%63$2,158$94,0105Rada Film Group
14The Broken Circle Breakdown$12,840128%64$2,140$30,6513Tribeca Film
15Spinning Plates$11,315-12%60$1,886$76,1354The Film Arcade
16Inequality for All$11,195-53%20-17$560$1,146,8748RADiUS-TWC
17Charlie Countryman$8,579--15--$572$8,5791Millennium Entertainment
18Go for Sisters$7,75029%20$3,875$16,4252Variance Films
19Dear Mr. Watterson$6,820--4--$1,705$6,8201Submarine Deluxe
2020 Feet from Stardom$6,16719%73$881$4,763,46023RADiUS-TWC
21Casting By$6,110--1--$6,110$17,8603Submarine Deluxe
22The World's End$3,937-39%8-1$492$25,989,87513Focus