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, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hardball$8,058,338-14%2,21073$3,646$17,444,6802Paramount
2The Others$5,083,00411%2,801-42$1,815$61,328,8437Miramax
3The Glass House$4,407,767-23%1,5910$2,770$10,146,2152Sony / Columbia
4The Musketeer$3,551,029-35%2,50024$1,420$22,671,6543Universal
5Rush Hour 2$3,520,978-14%2,129-139$1,654$198,002,2628New Line
6Two Can Play That Game$3,212,217-30%1,30811$2,456$15,538,0023Sony / Screen Gems
7Rat Race$2,939,170-17%2,417-78$1,216$35,683,3726Paramount
8Rock Star$2,933,530-13%2,162-363$1,357$12,340,7113Warner Bros.
9Jeepers Creepers$2,774,511-28%2,576-271$1,077$15,564,3064MGM / United Artists
10American Pie 2$2,689,725-25%2,117-222$1,271$139,656,4717Universal