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, Feb. 3 - Sun, Feb. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Three Fugitives$5,477,051-15%1,19138$4,599$11,911,7682Disney
2Rain Man$5,449,961-20%1,57310$3,465$54,372,9738MGM/UA
3Her Alibi$5,037,047--1,429--$3,525$5,037,0471Warner Bros.
4Beaches$4,152,096-16%1,10912$3,744$19,712,4787Disney
5Who's Harry Crumb?$3,862,719--1,197--$3,227$3,862,7191TriStar
6Twins$3,350,348-30%1,610-49$2,081$90,793,5809Universal
7Working Girl$2,538,140-16%1,133-16$2,240$30,209,8557Fox
8Mississippi Burning$2,475,978-30%1,07416$2,305$13,856,5339Orion
9The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$1,898,870-34%1,258-243$1,509$51,753,35810Paramount
10Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$1,049,115-36%1,106-207$949$26,147,2908Orion