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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Return of the Jedi: Special Edition$16,293,531--2,111--$7,718$16,293,5311Fox
2Jungle 2 Jungle$10,936,587-15%2,3237$4,708$23,748,6342Disney
3Private Parts$8,710,102-40%2,1380$4,074$23,326,4352Paramount
4Donnie Brasco$5,418,077-31%1,5930$3,401$24,910,0973Sony / TriStar
5The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$5,127,288-36%2,322206$2,208$48,297,9854Fox
6Absolute Power$2,409,336-35%1,605-511$1,501$45,551,8855Sony / Columbia
7Star Wars: Special Edition$2,275,828-42%1,430-609$1,591$105,613,3057Fox
8Booty Call$2,143,955-47%1,154-118$1,858$12,634,1893Sony / Columbia
9Dante's Peak$2,022,500-37%1,618-661$1,250$36,132,0706Universal
10Vegas Vacation$1,573,032-34%1,534-339$1,025$15,067,2625Warner Bros.