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. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stakeout$5,559,7120%1,10286$5,045$16,304,8973Disney
2Born in East L.A.$4,359,040--1,112--$3,920$4,359,0401Universal
3Can't Buy Me Love$4,041,831-15%1,28327$3,150$8,796,5632Disney
4The Living Daylights$3,605,304-28%1,599-81$2,255$27,367,5504MGM/UA
5La Bamba$3,315,634-9%1,10545$3,001$22,269,9155Columbia
6The Lost Boys$2,354,989-12%1,249247$1,885$14,271,7764Warner Bros.
7RoboCop (1987)$2,139,220-21%1,148-98$1,863$27,862,0106Orion
8Masters of the Universe$1,674,324-43%1,115-70$1,502$9,518,7963Cannon
9Summer School$1,532,612-28%1,162-153$1,319$17,734,8375Paramount
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$1,140,732-22%1,248-103$914$22,401,9956Disney