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, Oct. 15 - Sun, Oct. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Demolition Man$10,284,335-28%2,25812$4,555$26,258,1852Warner Bros.
2The Beverly Hillbillies$9,525,375--2,152--$4,426$9,525,3751Fox
3Cool Runnings$7,009,324-27%1,81916$3,853$23,624,6713Disney
4Malice$5,507,782-33%1,5190$3,626$22,944,0623Columbia
5Judgment Night$4,088,955--1,543--$2,650$4,088,9551Universal
6The Good Son (1993)$3,222,512-43%1,708-194$1,887$29,170,4684Fox
7The Fugitive (1993)$2,021,360-23%1,202-298$1,682$110,751,28811Warner Bros.
8Mr. Jones$1,856,716-46%1,4832$1,252$5,277,8262TriStar
9The Program$1,406,726-50%1,222-326$1,151$15,372,8834Disney
10For Love or Money$1,112,530-59%1,250-394$890$7,849,1853Universal