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 Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$63,515,000-8%3,7750$16,825$143,817,9302Warner Bros.
2About Last Night$28,500,000--2,253--$12,650$28,500,0001Sony / Screen Gems
3RoboCop (2014)$25,600,000--3,372--$7,592$30,545,6121Sony / Columbia
4The Monuments Men$18,000,000-18%3,0830$5,838$46,668,6672Sony / Columbia
5Endless Love (2014)$15,059,000--2,896--$5,200$15,059,0001Universal
6Ride Along$10,000,0004%2,517-283$3,973$117,373,7955Universal
7Winter's Tale$8,100,000--2,965--$2,732$8,100,0001Warner Bros.
8Frozen (2013)$8,073,00017%2,101-359$3,842$378,264,21413Disney
9Lone Survivor$4,700,000-16%2,013-856$2,335$119,026,1668Universal
10That Awkward Moment$3,868,000-26%1,922-887$2,012$21,930,9463Focus
11American Hustle$2,850,000-7%1,072-568$2,659$141,870,25810Sony / Columbia
12Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,560,000-28%1,278-861$2,003$48,006,8615Paramount
13The Nut Job$2,438,000-35%1,918-1086$1,271$58,188,6565Open Road
14Vampire Academy$2,261,000-42%2,6760$845$7,012,9992Weinstein Company
15Philomena$1,863,000134%1,225721$1,521$30,936,12713Weinstein Company
16Labor Day (2013)$1,415,000-56%1,664-920$850$12,609,5683Paramount
17August: Osage County$1,065,000-28%1,010-317$1,054$35,946,8078Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolf of Wall Street$2,335,000-10%751-416$3,109$111,081,1328Paramount
2Gravity$1,245,000-26%355-346$3,507$268,166,61020Warner Bros.
3Her (2013)$720,000-2%255-202$2,824$23,428,9909Warner Bros.
412 Years a Slave$700,000-14%386-292$1,813$48,351,97618Fox Searchlight
5Nebraska$635,000-10%324-201$1,960$15,895,12314Paramount Vantage
6The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$610,000-8%326-203$1,871$423,185,81913Lionsgate
7The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$603,000-12%285-252$2,116$256,228,37710Warner Bros. / New Line
8I, Frankenstein$520,000-65%468-959$1,111$18,384,8784Lionsgate
9Dallas Buyers Club$456,000-25%223-265$2,045$24,356,32116Focus
10Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$222,000-15%261-85$851$125,116,4309Paramount
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,0005%181-16$718$119,433,05321Sony / Columbia
12Devil's Due$118,200-63%123-262$961$15,609,9295Fox
13Captain Phillips$92,000-17%135-47$681$106,870,48819Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$374,20051%9833$3,818$1,017,4054Roadside Attractions
2The Past$133,47029%7710$1,733$1,030,1499Sony Pictures Classics
3The Legend Of Hercules$85,000-64%90-158$944$18,530,2806Lionsgate / Summit
4Tim's Vermeer$76,75697%125$6,396$221,7463Sony Pictures Classics
5Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$47,000-32%62-41$758$32,453,9107Paramount
6The Invisible Woman$45,464-23%44-30$1,033$1,053,7108Sony Pictures Classics
7Visitors$9,15718%92$1,017$44,0954Cinedigm