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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
19955 (Feb 03 - Feb 05) - 1995$32,912,787-38%$37,373,300-44%Legends of the Fall
20115 (Feb 04 - Feb 06) - 2011$68,315,090-34%$87,377,485-30%The Roommate
19995 (Jan 29 - Jan 31) - 1999$52,024,163-34%$72,867,774-16%She's All That
20135 (Feb 01 - Feb 03) - 2013$64,959,191-26%$88,662,919-23%Warm Bodies
20045 (Jan 30 - Feb 01) - 2004$66,657,021-22%$96,313,332-17%You Got Served
19845 (Feb 03 - Feb 05) - 1984$19,180,138-21%$24,653,177-9%Terms of Endearment
20015 (Feb 02 - Feb 04) - 2001$58,561,261-14%$82,790,501-9%The Wedding Planner
19935 (Jan 29 - Jan 31) - 1993$37,616,670-14%$46,286,876-5%Aladdin
20075 (Feb 02 - Feb 04) - 2007$66,102,750-13%$91,879,852-13%The Messengers
20025 (Feb 01 - Feb 03) - 2002$51,413,381-12%$61,725,794-25%Snow Dogs
19905 (Feb 02 - Feb 04) - 1990$32,182,193-10%$41,138,0224%Driving Miss Daisy
19885 (Jan 29 - Jan 31) - 1988$29,033,920-9%$34,824,851-1%Good Morning, Vietnam
20065 (Feb 03 - Feb 05) - 2006$76,271,004-7%$105,661,4343%When a Stranger Calls (2006)
19875 (Jan 30 - Feb 01) - 1987$31,817,823-3%$35,056,841-3%Platoon
20145 (Jan 31 - Feb 02) - 2014$65,887,2881%$86,072,092-3%Ride Along
20095 (Jan 30 - Feb 01) - 2009$95,936,0122%$126,801,7977%Taken
20105 (Jan 29 - Jan 31) - 2010$103,970,7478%$125,424,045-1%Avatar
19925 (Jan 31 - Feb 02) - 1992$43,523,9109%$48,920,996-9%The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
19985 (Jan 30 - Feb 01) - 1998$78,426,94912%$87,044,099-3%Titanic
19855 (Feb 01 - Feb 03) - 1985$22,390,23717%$24,870,9561%Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
20055 (Feb 04 - Feb 06) - 2005$81,788,02823%$103,030,2877%Boogeyman
19895 (Feb 03 - Feb 05) - 1989$35,781,60623%$39,612,58414%Three Fugitives
19915 (Feb 01 - Feb 03) - 1991$40,020,66224%$53,700,39531%Home Alone
20125 (Feb 03 - Feb 05) - 2012$88,088,33829%$115,731,51532%Chronicle
20005 (Feb 04 - Feb 06) - 2000$67,949,20531%$90,954,64125%Scream 3
19835 (Feb 04 - Feb 06) - 1983$24,206,51032%$27,158,91529%Tootsie
19945 (Feb 04 - Feb 06) - 1994$53,165,00941%$67,050,90045%Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
20085 (Feb 01 - Feb 03) - 2008$94,213,56443%$118,860,07629%Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
19975 (Jan 31 - Feb 02) - 1997$70,186,70045%$89,533,39847%Star Wars: Special Edition
19865 (Jan 31 - Feb 02) - 1986$32,661,75146%$36,002,08445%Down and Out in Beverly Hills
19965 (Feb 02 - Feb 04) - 1996$48,469,50847%$60,964,72463%Black Sheep (1996)
20035 (Jan 31 - Feb 02) - 2003$85,035,22365%$116,631,33489%The Recruit