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. 9 - Sun, Feb. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hard to Kill$9,213,631--1,301--$7,082$9,213,6311Warner Bros.
2Driving Miss Daisy$6,494,8828%1,302407$4,988$25,183,6469Warner Bros.
3Stella$3,650,726-15%1,213180$3,010$7,962,3822Disney
4Born on the Fourth of July$3,004,400-25%1,295-14$2,320$37,601,7676Universal
5Loose Cannons$2,239,830--1,214--$1,845$2,239,8301TriStar
6Tango & Cash$1,782,802-42%1,288-238$1,384$40,965,1728Warner Bros.
7The War of the Roses$1,732,715-33%1,054-378$1,644$56,976,79510Fox
8Steel Magnolias$1,606,880-20%1,328-41$1,210$48,488,21413TriStar
9Tremors$1,442,955-40%1,159-246$1,245$10,630,4204Universal
10The Little Mermaid$1,340,199-28%1,323-134$1,013$52,929,83213Disney