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, Dec. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flubber$11,292,933-58%2,65312$4,257$47,185,5142Disney
2Alien Resurrection$6,660,086-60%2,44934$2,720$32,449,0402Fox
3The Rainmaker (1997)$5,656,333-47%2,36928$2,388$26,897,9623Paramount
4Anastasia$5,093,749-57%2,496-15$2,041$31,156,9733Fox
5The Jackal$4,006,115-47%2,30974$1,735$35,760,2804Universal
6Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$2,946,639-45%1,262182$2,335$13,507,4023Warner Bros.
7Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$2,609,157-62%2,1400$1,219$26,170,3333New Line
8I Know What You Did Last Summer$1,346,415-29%1,319-46$1,021$54,141,9738Sony / Columbia
9Bean$1,308,701-56%1,797-36$728$34,146,6408Gramercy
10Starship Troopers$1,264,603-54%1,854-543$682$52,922,4535Sony / TriStar