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, Jun. 4 - Sun, Jun. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cliffhanger$12,152,776-25%2,3374$5,200$37,174,0162TriStar
2Made in America (1993)$7,483,403-37%2,0480$3,654$19,304,7292Warner Bros.
3Guilty as Sin$5,713,708--1,132--$5,047$5,713,7081Disney
4Dave$4,834,257-46%1,9160$2,523$37,457,1635Warner Bros.
5Hot Shots! Part Deux$4,427,835-46%2,075-65$2,134$22,900,0113Fox
6Super Mario Bros.$4,231,494-50%2,0810$2,033$12,764,1172Disney
7Life with Mikey$3,606,279--1,366--$2,640$3,606,2791Disney
8Sliver$3,560,950-52%2,0930$1,701$23,050,2513Paramount
9Indecent Proposal$2,055,760-38%1,557-45$1,320$67,386,1789Paramount
10Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story$1,221,585-53%1,186-759$1,030$23,799,9855Universal