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. 20 - Sun, Aug. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$23,950,008-7%2,688293$8,910$107,054,2583Disney
2Bowfinger$10,609,616-41%2,71711$3,905$35,802,4722Universal
3Mickey Blue Eyes$10,178,289--2,573--$3,956$10,178,2891Warner Bros.
4Runaway Bride$9,264,333-33%3,24028$2,859$113,464,9324Paramount
5The Blair Witch Project$7,265,546-50%2,538126$2,863$78,811,5354Artisan
6The Thomas Crown Affair$7,007,321-30%2,4270$2,887$41,897,8443MGM
7Universal Soldier: The Return$4,605,167--1,639--$2,810$4,605,1671Sony / Columbia
8Inspector Gadget$4,316,854-29%2,144-447$2,013$82,506,9935Disney
9Deep Blue Sea$3,980,464-40%2,246-464$1,772$40,944,8064Warner Bros.
10Teaching Mrs. Tingle$3,326,870--1,710--$1,946$3,326,8701Miramax / Dimension