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, Jan. 26 - Sun, Jan. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Holland's Opus$8,297,082-10%1,619210$5,125$17,568,8823Disney
2Bed of Roses$6,117,558--1,545--$3,960$6,117,5581New Line
3From Dusk Till Dawn$4,851,921-53%2,0073$2,417$15,092,7262Miramax
412 Monkeys$3,942,180-36%1,62919$2,420$24,160,4164Universal
5Eye for an Eye$3,527,249-35%1,6800$2,100$16,899,5783Paramount
6Jumanji$3,121,223-27%1,771-170$1,762$32,994,4487Sony / TriStar
7Grumpier Old Men$2,980,277-41%1,802-99$1,654$23,580,9736Warner Bros.
8Screamers (1996)$2,904,140--1,560--$1,862$2,904,1401Sony / Columbia
9Toy Story$2,378,654-35%1,401-321$1,698$177,361,82310Disney
10Heat$1,912,659-49%1,276-230$1,499$26,269,1467Warner Bros.