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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1City of Angels$15,369,048--2,212--$6,948$15,369,0481Warner Bros.
2Lost in Space$13,395,392-34%3,3060$4,052$33,550,3112New Line
3Titanic$8,558,637-26%3,2650$2,621$542,847,01917Paramount
4Species II$7,274,008--2,510--$2,898$7,274,0081MGM
5Mercury Rising$5,457,725-46%2,39913$2,275$15,562,4402Universal
6The Odd Couple II$4,810,288--1,650--$2,915$4,810,2881Paramount
7My Giant$3,117,795--1,948--$1,601$3,117,7951Sony / Columbia
8Grease (1998 re-issue)$2,505,029-54%2,031-33$1,233$20,677,2553Paramount
9Primary Colors$2,411,059-49%1,779-197$1,355$32,737,1274Universal
10As Good as It Gets$2,055,154-38%1,414-142$1,453$139,619,38316Sony / TriStar