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, Apr. 2 - Sun, Apr. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix$27,789,545--2,849--$9,754$37,354,9681Warner Bros.
210 Things I Hate About You$8,330,681--2,271--$3,668$8,330,6812Disney
3The Out-of-Towners$8,224,215--2,102--$3,913$8,224,2151Paramount
4Analyze This$6,332,089-27%2,335-202$2,712$60,666,5345Warner Bros.
5Forces of Nature$6,200,540-34%2,27854$2,722$29,150,8973DreamWorks
6EDtv$4,446,390-47%2,6314$1,690$12,757,6802Universal
7Shakespeare in Love$3,115,017-27%1,735-196$1,795$62,212,75317Miramax
8Doug's First Movie$3,071,684-31%2,2680$1,354$7,542,1732Disney
9Life is Beautiful$2,669,480-18%1,1309$2,362$31,998,73724Miramax
10The Mod Squad$2,568,784-58%2,2900$1,122$8,633,5002MGM