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, Mar. 12 - Sun, Mar. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Analyze This$15,567,669-15%2,53719$6,136$33,951,1762Warner Bros.
2The Rage: Carrie 2$7,065,123--2,286--$3,091$7,065,1231MGM
3Cruel Intentions$7,006,829-46%2,3120$3,031$20,027,3942Sony / Columbia
4The Corruptor$5,765,300--1,804--$3,196$5,765,3001New Line
5Baby Geniuses$5,613,587--1,689--$3,324$5,613,5871Sony / Columbia
6The Deep End of the Ocean$5,558,400--1,907--$2,915$5,558,4001Sony / Columbia
7Wing Commander$5,114,365--2,019--$2,533$5,114,3651Fox
8The Other Sister$3,839,269-33%1,86317$2,061$16,195,5533Disney
98MM$3,519,267-50%2,241-129$1,570$30,971,3593Sony / Columbia
10October Sky$3,007,710-19%1,575-120$1,910$17,422,7504Universal