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. 31 - Sun, Apr. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$13,798,834-26%2,90857$4,745$75,812,8303Universal
2The Road to El Dorado$12,846,274--3,218--$3,992$12,846,2741DreamWorks
3The Skulls$11,036,838--2,412--$4,576$11,036,8381Universal
4Romeo Must Die$9,378,376-48%2,6410$3,551$38,846,5362Warner Bros.
5High Fidelity$6,429,107--1,183--$5,435$6,429,1071Disney
6American Beauty$5,407,27934%1,990328$2,717$109,943,86729DreamWorks
7Final Destination$5,355,284-26%2,314-273$2,314$22,589,9463New Line
8Mission to Mars$3,324,853-42%2,505-596$1,327$54,675,8144Disney
9Here on Earth$2,262,462-50%1,7131$1,321$8,230,5202Fox
10Whatever It Takes$2,237,341-45%2,2720$985$6,341,6392Sony / Columbia