'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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Jan 27Tue027$10,749,844-37%$12,642,286American Sniper
Jan 26Mon026$8,192,561-80%$9,626,144American Sniper
Jan 25Sun025$36,414,830-27%$41,878,169American Sniper
Jan 24Sat024$60,998,127-17%$70,212,102American Sniper
Jan 23Fri023$39,067,863-30%$43,986,369American Sniper
Jan 22Thu022$12,778,53890%$14,090,361American Sniper
Jan 21Wed021$12,352,01471%$13,608,529American Sniper
Jan 20Tue020$17,120,36577%$18,772,770American Sniper
Jan 19Mon019$41,939,900516%$46,907,885American Sniper
Jan 18Sun018$49,665,37794%$55,719,973American Sniper
Jan 17Sat017$73,784,56962%$83,072,794American Sniper
Jan 16Fri016$55,981,44767%$61,225,008American Sniper
Jan 09Fri009$33,481,583-35%$38,915,411Taken 3
Jan 15Thu015$6,723,287-5%$8,347,460Taken 3
Jan 14Wed014$7,222,660-2%$9,248,646Taken 3
Jan 13Tue013$9,685,5452%$12,110,646Taken 3
Jan 12Mon012$6,811,565-26%$8,417,386Taken 3
Jan 11Sun011$25,586,629-7%$30,804,020Taken 3
Jan 10Sat010$45,640,158-2%$54,370,032Taken 3
Jan 01Thu001$46,302,628-35%$55,094,853The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 08Thu008$7,086,374-85%$8,901,794The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 07Wed007$7,384,467-78%$9,331,987The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 06Tue006$9,504,633-75%$11,759,414The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 05Mon005$9,147,210-74%$11,426,842The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 04Sun004$27,507,774-42%$33,909,399The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 03Sat003$46,655,697-26%$56,921,422The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Jan 02Fri002$51,700,048-24%$61,881,903The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies