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. 9 - Sun, Jan. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$28,717,270-14%2,74619$10,458$197,882,1094Paramount
2Good Will Hunting$10,261,471339%1,7871623$5,742$15,021,5976Miramax
3As Good as It Gets$9,012,301-26%1,63253$5,522$54,049,8053Sony / TriStar
4Wag the Dog$7,778,122551%1,6651596$4,672$9,097,4373New Line
5Tomorrow Never Dies$7,537,891-45%2,8070$2,685$51,450,7484MGM/UA
6MouseHunt$4,601,693-45%2,23320$2,061$45,765,2654DreamWorks
7Firestorm$3,849,308--2,037--$1,890$3,849,3081Fox
8Jackie Brown$3,737,667-49%1,64213$2,276$23,890,6913Miramax
9Scream 2$3,581,635-51%2,332-356$1,536$66,799,5605Miramax / Dimension
10An American Werewolf in Paris$2,113,439-52%1,659-72$1,274$17,541,1133Disney