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, Sep. 22 - Sun, Sep. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$13,949,807--2,441--$5,715$13,949,8071New Line
2Showgirls$8,112,627--1,388--$5,845$8,112,6271MGM/UA
3To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$4,476,060-32%1,45810$3,070$20,040,2003Universal
4Dangerous Minds$2,820,650-18%1,582-201$1,783$43,143,5297Disney
5Clockers$2,640,760-41%1,23426$2,140$7,104,3202Universal
6Hackers$1,618,206-49%1,8120$893$4,791,3072MGM/UA
7Babe$1,488,980-20%1,551-84$960$34,335,7808Universal
8Braveheart$1,420,244-39%1,477-223$962$44,649,11818Paramount
9Mortal Kombat$1,370,146-39%1,489-588$920$41,012,6786New Line
10Angus$1,314,839-31%1,1562$1,137$3,230,0312New Line