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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Waterboy$39,414,071--2,664--$14,795$39,414,0711Disney
2The Siege$13,931,285--2,541--$5,483$13,931,2851Fox
3Pleasantville$5,593,743-19%1,7610$3,176$21,328,4103New Line
4Antz$5,563,84623%2,604-325$2,137$75,004,2346DreamWorks
5The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$5,354,311--1,879--$2,850$5,354,3111Warner Bros.
6Living Out Loud$4,319,7452445%1,0861078$3,978$4,489,4922New Line
7Practical Magic$4,074,422-24%2,552-90$1,597$31,323,6684Warner Bros.
8John Carpenter's Vampires$3,916,254-57%1,7930$2,184$13,022,7512Sony / Columbia
9Rush Hour$3,322,424-13%2,043-359$1,626$101,031,8818New Line
10Bride of Chucky$2,002,215-50%1,880-587$1,065$24,944,8904Universal