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, Jan. 12 - Sun, Jan. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Save the Last Dance$23,446,105--2,230--$10,514$23,446,1051Paramount
2Cast Away$17,245,979-22%3,048100$5,658$126,937,0614Fox
3Traffic$11,439,903-26%1,52717$7,492$32,812,8822USA Films
4What Women Want (2000)$10,276,344-34%3,09240$3,324$152,202,7065Paramount
5Double Take (2001)$10,009,828--1,631--$6,137$10,009,8281Disney
6Thirteen Days$9,768,8995934%2,0292018$4,815$10,160,1191New Line
7Finding Forrester$9,493,775329%2,0021802$4,742$15,427,8204Sony / Columbia
8The Emperor's New Groove$7,840,5445%2,237-537$3,505$34,773,9215Disney
9Antitrust$5,486,209--2,433--$2,255$5,486,2091MGM
10Vertical Limit$3,010,054-40%2,042-560$1,474$62,293,2036Sony / Columbia