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. 19 - Sun, Nov. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$35,519,007--3,163--$11,230$35,519,0071MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$30,060,467--3,064--$9,811$30,060,4671Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$12,502,869-60%3,0430$4,109$67,439,8972Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$6,531,270-46%2,62329$2,490$45,393,9833Universal
5Dogma$4,082,765-53%1,28718$3,172$15,351,1042Lionsgate
6Anywhere But Here$3,249,861-42%1,6819$1,933$10,142,3062Fox
7The Insider$2,829,625-44%1,84411$1,535$18,251,1103Disney
8The Bachelor$2,430,414-48%2,337-187$1,040$17,713,0023New Line
9The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$2,275,613-64%2,1470$1,060$11,339,5722Sony / Columbia
10The Sixth Sense$1,615,192-37%1,219-199$1,325$268,876,81016Disney