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, Nov. 18 - Sun, Nov. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: Generations$23,116,394--2,659--$8,694$23,116,3941Paramount
2Interview with the Vampire$17,430,563-52%2,6040$6,694$53,820,2682Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause$17,137,398-11%2,20118$7,786$36,459,3902Disney
4The Lion King$5,509,468--1,456--$3,784$141,031,43422Disney
5The Professional$5,306,558--1,158--$4,583$5,306,5581Sony / Columbia
6Stargate$4,413,420-46%2,0330$2,171$41,540,2484MGM/UA
7Pulp Fiction$3,010,154-27%1,151-253$2,615$35,647,5366Miramax
8Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,753,208--1,190--$2,314$2,753,2081Fox
9The War$2,559,120-28%1,53724$1,665$11,317,9503Universal
10The Swan Princess$2,445,155--1,404--$1,742$2,445,1551New Line