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. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rising Sun$15,195,941--1,510--$10,064$15,195,9411Fox
2In the Line of Fire$8,006,862-29%2,1290$3,761$67,752,4754Columbia
3The Firm$7,076,680-29%2,105-288$3,362$48,295,6505Paramount
4Free Willy$7,059,377-18%1,9370$3,644$23,573,8253Warner Bros.
5Jurassic Park$6,882,481-18%2,141-211$3,215$283,095,2518Universal
6Robin Hood: Men in Tights$6,841,830--1,263--$5,417$6,841,8301Fox
7Poetic Justice$5,021,226-57%1,28512$3,908$16,749,6812Columbia
8Sleepless in Seattle$4,898,880-15%1,458-157$3,360$45,419,2456TriStar
9Coneheads$3,554,725-50%1,9780$1,797$10,655,2262Paramount
10Another Stakeout$3,505,148-35%1,477292$2,373$8,923,4642Disney