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, May. 15 - Sun, May. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Deep Impact$23,266,562-43%3,19236$7,289$73,969,0652Paramount
2The Horse Whisperer$13,685,488--2,039--$6,712$13,685,4881Disney
3Quest for Camelot$6,041,602--3,107--$1,945$6,041,6021Warner Bros.
4City of Angels$3,102,431-34%2,245-188$1,382$51,140,4546Warner Bros.
5He Got Game$2,445,521-34%1,41492$1,730$13,767,0953Disney
6Titanic$2,112,451-34%1,990-266$1,062$572,702,00222Paramount
7Paulie$1,614,968-37%1,8120$891$20,408,2005DreamWorks
8Les Miserables (1998)$1,480,030-46%1,4770$1,002$9,245,0183Sony / Columbia
9The Big Hit$1,420,609-39%1,510-639$941$20,313,2624Sony / Columbia
10Black Dog$1,340,485-41%1,888-162$710$8,435,5653Universal