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. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bone Collector$16,712,020--2,587--$6,460$16,712,0201Universal
2House on Haunted Hill (1999)$7,711,699-52%2,7100$2,846$27,984,3892Warner Bros.
3The Bachelor$7,480,288--2,522--$2,966$7,480,2881New Line
4The Insider$6,712,361--1,809--$3,711$6,712,3611Disney
5The Best Man$4,340,850-31%1,290-58$3,365$14,932,6323Universal
6Double Jeopardy$4,326,785-20%2,722-264$1,590$103,970,9987Paramount
7American Beauty$3,324,526-12%1,55325$2,141$58,751,7078DreamWorks
8The Sixth Sense$3,131,538-2%1,802-249$1,738$263,026,34214Disney
9Music of the Heart$2,821,480-23%1,3534$2,085$7,791,5792Miramax
10Fight Club$2,423,069-26%1,603-340$1,512$31,910,7194Fox