Universal's Lone Survivor continued to easily lead the daily box office on Monday with $3.31 million. The Peter Berg directed war film starring Mark Wahlberg fell 63 percent from Sunday's performance, which had been deflated a bit by competition from Sunday's NFL Playoff games. Lone Survivor continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $41.54 million after four days of wide release. That places the film a very impressive 29 percent ahead of the $32.22 million 2012's Zero Dark Thirty had grossed after four days of wide release (which also had the added advantage of grossing more in its platform run than Lone Survivor did). Lone Survivor is likely to hold up well going forward thanks in part to strong word of mouth (the film received an A+ rating on Cinema Score).
Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street claimed second place with $1.02 million. On the heels of Leonardo DiCaprio's Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, the Martin Scorsese directed film was down just 55 percent from Sunday and down 27 percent from last Monday. The Wolf of Wall Street has grossed $79.45 million through 20 days of release. That places the film 2 percent ahead of the $77.84 million 20-day take of 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Sony's American Hustle took third place on Monday with $0.99 million. After winning Golden Globes for Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Amy Adams) and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), the film was down only 48 percent from Sunday and 5 percent from last Monday. American Hustle has grossed $102.26 million after 25 days of wide release and is set to remain a box office factor for some time thanks in part to its awards season momentum.
Disney's Frozen placed in fourth with $0.76 million. The Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Film has grossed a massive $318.08 million to date. Frozen was down 83 percent from Sunday and down 56 percent from last Monday, but should pick back up in a big way over the upcoming weekend, thanks in part to the Martin Luther King Day holiday.
August: Osage County continued to perform well on Monday with $0.625 million from 905 locations. That gave The Weinstein Company release starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts a per-location average of $690 for the day and placed the film in fifth place (just edging out both The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Legend of Hercules). August: Osage County was down 66 percent from Sunday has grossed $8.33 million to date.
Monday's grosses for other major Golden Globe winners included $0.524 million for Warner's Her (from 1,729 locations), $45,724 for Fox Searchlight's 12 Years a Slave (from 114 locations), $43,350 for Warner's Gravity (from 155 locations) and $36,668 for Focus' Dallas Buyers Club (from 125 locations). Respective total grosses stand at $256.27 million for Gravity, $38.95 million for 12 Years a Slave, $16.18 million for Dallas Buyers Club and at $9.27 million for Her.