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, Dec. 13 - Sun, Dec. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maid in Manhattan$18,712,722--2,838--$6,594$18,712,7221Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek: Nemesis$18,512,702--2,711--$6,829$18,512,7021Paramount
3Drumline$12,604,984--1,836--$6,865$12,604,9841Fox
4Die Another Day$7,785,790-39%3,37730$2,306$131,855,2494MGM
5The Hot Chick$7,402,467--2,217--$3,339$7,402,4671Disney
6Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$6,324,936-37%3,025-362$2,091$222,623,7595Warner Bros.
7Analyze That$5,468,018-50%2,6350$2,075$19,779,7192Warner Bros.
8The Santa Clause 2$4,052,557-24%2,207-149$1,836$125,425,4437Disney
9Treasure Planet$3,102,361-44%2,192-1035$1,415$27,906,6913Disney
10Eight Crazy Nights$1,786,648-63%2,177-326$821$22,551,2303Sony / Columbia