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. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 2$32,926,342--2,663--$12,364$32,926,3421Miramax / Dimension
2Flubber$6,779,130-40%2,67926$2,530$53,964,6443Disney
3For Richer or Poorer$6,015,970--1,904--$3,160$6,015,9701Universal
4Home Alone 3$5,085,482--2,147--$2,369$5,085,4821Fox
5The Rainmaker (1997)$3,330,234-41%2,3690$1,406$30,228,1964Paramount
6Alien Resurrection$3,259,415-51%2,326-123$1,401$35,708,4553Fox
7Anastasia$3,031,625-40%2,250-246$1,347$34,188,5984Fox
8The Jackal$2,443,465-39%2,062-247$1,185$38,203,7455Universal
9Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$1,646,217-44%1,31250$1,255$15,153,6194Warner Bros.
10Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$1,166,557-55%1,756-384$664$27,336,8904New Line