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, Jul. 7 - Sun, Jul. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie$42,346,669--2,912--$14,542$42,346,6691Miramax / Dimension
2The Perfect Storm$27,118,925-34%3,4070$7,960$100,197,8892Warner Bros.
3The Patriot$15,420,167-31%3,0610$5,038$65,458,8272Sony / Columbia
4Disney's The Kid$12,687,726--2,167--$5,855$12,687,7261Disney
5Chicken Run$9,938,352-25%2,90150$3,426$40,637,4113DreamWorks
6Me, Myself & Irene$8,417,322-37%2,996-91$2,810$67,431,9143Fox
7Shaft$4,117,401-38%2,262-171$1,820$45,205,8084Paramount
8Big Momma's House$4,069,124-33%1,926-466$2,113$103,640,8676Fox
9The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$3,934,753-42%2,48222$1,585$16,074,9252Universal
10Gone in 60 Seconds$3,607,896-32%1,871-780$1,928$86,545,9865Disney