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. 2 - Sun, Mar. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mexican$20,108,045--2,951--$6,814$20,108,0451DreamWorks
2Hannibal$10,051,008-36%3,272-20$3,072$87,616,2104MGM
3See Spot Run$9,715,102--2,656--$3,658$9,715,1021Warner Bros.
4Down to Earth$7,815,382-30%2,5210$3,100$21,785,0333Paramount
5Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,905,081-26%1,7512$2,801$88,649,41813Sony Pictures Classics
6Chocolat (2000)$4,200,052-12%1,85713$2,262$34,395,00512Miramax
7Recess: School's Out$3,960,470-43%2,503-127$1,582$27,587,6513Disney
83000 Miles to Graceland$3,110,377-57%2,5450$1,222$10,270,8982Warner Bros.
9Sweet November$2,275,493-56%2,037-231$1,117$18,427,1073Warner Bros.
10The Wedding Planner$2,203,714-44%1,708-356$1,290$55,277,5486Sony / Columbia