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, Jan. 29 - Sun, Jan. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aladdin$6,319,917-15%2,214-75$2,855$96,423,19510Disney
2Sniper$5,715,435--1,551--$3,685$5,715,4351TriStar
3Scent of a Woman$4,131,113-13%1,2528$3,300$28,727,1886Universal
4A Few Good Men$3,909,853-36%2,056-44$1,902$114,564,3688Columbia
5Alive$3,810,045-36%1,337102$2,850$18,344,1633Disney
6Matinee$3,601,015--1,143--$3,150$3,601,0151Universal
7Nowhere to Run$2,310,724-46%1,7760$1,301$14,819,6913Columbia
8The Bodyguard$2,154,238-30%1,413-127$1,525$81,107,15210Warner Bros.
9Aspen Extreme$1,823,963-45%1,4550$1,254$5,166,5762Disney
10Forever Young$1,398,296-39%1,344-117$1,040$33,503,3347Warner Bros.