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. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$22,112,474-50%3,38814$6,527$83,964,7802Sony / Columbia
2Signs$19,362,658-34%3,34434$5,790$150,511,8963Disney
3Blue Crush$14,168,477--3,002--$4,720$14,168,4771Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$11,520,838-31%3,3070$3,484$45,957,0712Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$8,729,757-33%3,113-395$2,804$183,438,3574New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,701,15382%1,064341$5,358$39,297,68318IFC Films
7Blood Work$4,808,383-34%2,5250$1,904$15,310,7262Warner Bros.
8Road to Perdition$3,801,749-10%1,914-297$1,986$90,311,1446DreamWorks
9The Master of Disguise$3,164,291-38%2,137-431$1,481$30,289,4733Sony / Columbia
10The Adventures of Pluto Nash$2,181,964--2,320--$941$2,181,9641Warner Bros.