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. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sleepers$12,305,745--1,915--$6,426$12,305,7451Warner Bros.
2The Ghost and the Darkness$7,507,928-19%2,15412$3,486$16,722,9912Paramount
3The First Wives Club$6,737,593-26%2,4060$2,800$61,111,9055Paramount
4The Long Kiss Goodnight$6,541,965-28%2,404159$2,721$15,607,3282New Line
5That Thing You Do!$3,866,648-22%1,879-8$2,058$15,004,4643Fox
6D3: The Mighty Ducks$3,627,626-13%2,0602$1,761$13,959,5213Disney
7The Chamber$3,027,685-46%2,0326$1,490$8,639,7802Universal
8Get on the Bus$2,156,409--1,207--$1,787$2,156,4091Sony / Columbia
9The Glimmer Man$2,141,621-48%2,000-236$1,071$13,840,7993Warner Bros.
10Fly Away Home$1,407,425-12%1,4010$1,005$16,571,7996Sony / Columbia