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. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Child's Play 3$5,718,940--2,126--$2,690$5,718,9401Universal
2Terminator 2: Judgment Day$5,401,29332%1,888-188$2,861$183,125,2939TriStar
3Hot Shots!$5,283,76113%1,921-77$2,751$35,149,1305Fox
4Doc Hollywood$4,915,49316%1,679-15$2,928$27,838,9595Warner Bros.
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$3,158,52553%1,575210$2,005$98,477,10412Warner Bros.
6Double Impact$2,426,567-10%1,566-150$1,550$17,206,3904Columbia
7City Slickers$1,980,73239%1,020-40$1,942$76,142,66213Columbia
8Pure Luck$1,828,760-9%1,396-161$1,310$12,135,1554Universal
9101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$1,572,15019%1,437-121$1,094$34,257,7038Disney
10Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man$1,463,603-33%1,1960$1,224$3,664,1522MGM