'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, Feb. 5 - Sun, Feb. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Payback (1999)$21,221,526--2,729--$7,776$21,221,5261Paramount
2She's All That$11,652,050-27%2,620398$4,447$27,717,4802Miramax
3Patch Adams$4,407,962-27%2,729-150$1,615$122,376,4027Universal
4Varsity Blues$3,841,120-35%2,3640$1,625$22,641,1624Paramount
5Saving Private Ryan$3,610,45012450%1,0271023$3,516$194,400,47329DreamWorks
6A Civil Action$3,075,382-36%2,031-288$1,514$30,826,1695Disney
7Stepmom$2,513,393-30%2,3580$1,066$87,197,0747Sony / TriStar
8Simply Irresistible$2,232,686--1,359--$1,643$2,232,6861Fox
9You've Got Mail$2,189,019-28%2,016-80$1,086$106,056,2368Warner Bros.
10The Prince of Egypt$1,922,473-27%1,663-262$1,156$93,389,1748DreamWorks