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. 28 - Sun, Apr. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$12,203,211-38%2,61633$4,665$38,111,3882Universal
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$10,518,108--3,040--$3,460$10,518,1081Universal
3Frequency$9,025,584--2,621--$3,444$9,025,5841New Line
4Where the Heart Is$8,292,939--2,437--$3,403$8,292,9391Fox
5Love & Basketball$5,102,637-37%1,2458$4,099$15,525,0142New Line
6Rules of Engagement$4,643,307-42%3,027-193$1,534$50,227,1934Paramount
7Keeping the Faith$4,451,562-38%2,17113$2,050$25,505,5123Disney
828 Days$4,001,803-45%2,5230$1,586$28,582,3003Sony / Columbia
9Erin Brockovich$3,622,882-34%2,498-558$1,450$112,876,9037Universal
10Final Destination$2,351,452-15%1,153-152$2,039$34,587,5817New Line