Grosses

'American Sniper' Claims $217.1M After Two Weeks of Wide ReleaseJanuary 30, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper took in $3.67 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a fourteenth straight day. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down a significant 52 percent from last Thursday. American Sniper easily led the weekly box office with $81.32 million for the frame. That was down a healthy 39 percent from the previous week and places the film's domestic total at $217.09 million after two weeks of wide release. American Sniper is running an extremely impressive 56 percent ahead of the $139.54 million two-week take of 2013's Gravity.

The Boy Next Door held steady in second place with $0.792 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal fell 6 percent from Wednesday's performance. The Boy Next Door placed in second for the week with $18.59 million. The film was off to a very solid start this week, especially with its low production budget in mind. The Boy Next Door is running 18 percent ahead of the $15.71 million seven-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer took in $0.685 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. The Wedding Ringer placed in third for the week with $14.367 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $42.44 million.

The Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game continued to claim fourth with $0.542 million for the day. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch fell a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and just 13 percent from last Thursday. The Imitation Game placed in fifth for the week with $9.28 million and has grossed a healthy $62.78 million to date.

Fellow Best Picture nominee Selma was up two spots and 14 percent over Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.480 million. The critically acclaimed film from Paramount finished in seventh this week with $7.19 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous frame and places the film's total gross at $40.91 million after three weeks of wide release.

Paddington was down one spot and 2 percent from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.447 million. The well received family film from The Weinstein Company placed in fourth for the week with $14.364 million. Paddington was down 48 percent from last week and has grossed $42.04 million in its first two weeks.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stakeout$5,574,7828%1,01665$5,487$10,745,1852Disney
2The Living Daylights$5,004,732-35%1,680-47$2,979$23,762,2463MGM/UA
3Can't Buy Me Love$4,754,732--1,256--$3,786$4,754,7321Disney
4La Bamba$3,633,080-19%1,060-123$3,427$18,954,2814Columbia
5Masters of the Universe$2,961,304-39%1,1850$2,499$7,844,4722Cannon
6RoboCop (1987)$2,701,585-31%1,246-301$2,168$25,722,7905Orion
7The Lost Boys$2,671,299-33%1,002-25$2,666$11,916,7873Warner Bros.
8Summer School$2,121,735-38%1,315-44$1,613$16,202,2254Paramount
9Back to the Beach$2,109,111-35%1,0800$1,953$5,374,7712Paramount
10The Monster Squad$1,920,678--1,280--$1,501$1,920,6781TriStar