'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, Mar. 6 - Sun, Mar. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Wayne's World$8,371,600-13%1,8780$4,458$32,290,0774Paramount
2The Lawnmower Man$7,751,971--1,276--$6,075$7,751,9711New Line
3Fried Green Tomatoes$3,933,105-10%1,3312$2,955$40,087,50011Universal
4Gladiator (1992)$3,305,189--1,295--$2,552$3,305,1891Columbia
5Once Upon a Crime$3,249,740--1,101--$2,952$3,249,7401MGM
6Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$3,218,000-28%1,9580$1,644$14,752,2303Universal
7Memoirs of an Invisible Man$2,807,994-39%1,7530$1,602$7,409,9482Warner Bros.
8Medicine Man$2,702,923-23%1,282-81$2,108$28,366,6815Disney
9The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$2,609,995-26%1,590-89$1,642$47,363,0219Disney
10Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,902,842-10%1,253-93$1,519$85,468,41016Disney