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, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Training Day$22,550,788--2,712--$8,315$22,550,7881Warner Bros.
2Serendipity$13,309,241--2,601--$5,117$13,309,2411Miramax
3Don't Say a Word$9,766,100-43%2,84240$3,436$26,856,5742Fox
4Zoolander$9,518,273-39%2,52013$3,777$25,043,3162Paramount
5Joy Ride$7,347,259--2,497--$2,942$7,347,2591Fox
6Max Keeble's Big Move$5,377,958--2,014--$2,670$5,377,9581Disney
7Hearts in Atlantis$5,024,920-44%2,010259$2,500$14,046,4142Warner Bros.
8Hardball$3,566,255-31%2,31496$1,541$26,167,8234Paramount
9The Others$2,848,616-40%2,272-452$1,254$68,962,6769Miramax
10Rush Hour 2$1,724,118-31%1,549-537$1,113$202,211,28410New Line