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. 19 - Sun, Oct. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Hell$11,014,818--2,305--$4,779$11,014,8181Fox
2Riding in Cars with Boys$10,404,652--2,770--$3,756$10,404,6521Sony / Columbia
3Training Day$9,325,443-30%2,603-109$3,583$45,262,6883Warner Bros.
4Bandits$8,304,007-36%3,2070$2,589$21,354,7072MGM
5The Last Castle$7,088,324--2,262--$3,134$7,088,3241DreamWorks
6Serendipity$5,446,446-38%2,6107$2,087$27,522,0433Miramax
7Corky Romano$5,307,985-41%2,09432$2,535$14,331,1582Disney
8Don't Say a Word$4,215,594-37%2,256-473$1,869$37,785,9424Fox
9Iron Monkey$3,190,010-47%1,23510$2,583$9,204,6632Miramax
10Zoolander$3,135,854-38%2,285-237$1,372$33,209,7004Paramount