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, Aug. 7 - Sun, Aug. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saving Private Ryan$17,398,618-26%2,59252$6,712$103,772,6583DreamWorks
2Snake Eyes$16,310,373--2,713--$6,012$16,310,3731Paramount
3Halloween: H20$16,187,724--2,607--$6,209$16,187,7241Miramax / Dimension
4There's Something About Mary$9,626,022-12%2,109-36$4,564$50,875,3554Fox
5The Parent Trap$8,127,121-27%2,402155$3,383$19,275,6182Disney
6Ever After: A Cinderella Story$7,694,677-10%2,067300$3,723$16,221,5812Fox
7The Negotiator$6,503,833-36%2,4360$2,670$16,722,6642Warner Bros.
8The Mask of Zorro$5,508,627-34%2,436-79$2,261$49,769,6434Sony / TriStar
9Armageddon$5,318,807-30%2,123-368$2,505$118,391,2426Disney
10Lethal Weapon 4$4,739,997-39%2,329-273$2,035$81,448,1185Warner Bros.