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, Jul. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$14,894,441-28%2,34960$6,341$115,314,1513TriStar
2Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey$10,241,268--1,620--$6,322$10,241,2681Orion
3101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$7,847,340-24%1,82548$4,300$18,126,3842Disney
4Regarding Henry$6,168,5730%1,063263$5,803$12,315,3552Paramount
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$5,861,817-19%2,141-128$2,738$80,405,1996Warner Bros.
6Point Break (1991)$5,743,397-33%1,62510$3,534$14,258,0132Fox
7The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear$5,537,490-24%2,191-116$2,527$45,309,6344Paramount
8City Slickers$4,811,722-18%2,051-100$2,346$62,859,8117Columbia
9Dutch$1,867,201--1,232--$1,516$1,867,2011Fox
10Problem Child 2$1,710,037-48%1,50020$1,140$10,398,1423Universal