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, Aug. 3 - Sun, Aug. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 2$67,408,222--3,118--$21,619$67,408,2221New Line
2Planet of the Apes (2001)$27,535,697-60%3,53030$7,800$123,740,5982Fox
3The Princess Diaries$22,862,269--2,537--$9,012$22,862,2691Disney
4Jurassic Park III$12,271,822-46%3,46223$3,545$147,020,5973Universal
5America's Sweethearts$8,038,495-48%3,0110$2,670$74,674,5303Sony / Columbia
6Original Sin$6,402,741--2,194--$2,918$6,402,7411MGM
7Legally Blonde$5,851,309-35%2,536-189$2,307$46,337,7994MGM
8The Score$4,863,222-31%2,2110$2,200$57,173,2424Paramount
9Dr. Dolittle 2$2,272,622-51%1,681-507$1,352$46,116,1297Fox
10Cats & Dogs$2,211,445-52%2,122-694$1,042$50,881,7735Warner Bros.