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. 24 - Sun, Oct. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$48,113,770--3,505--$13,727$48,113,7701Miramax / Dimension
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$14,468,555-48%3,0182$4,794$50,922,1172New Line
3Radio$13,305,119--3,074--$4,328$13,305,1191Sony / Columbia
4Runaway Jury$8,446,638-29%2,8150$3,001$24,055,1322Fox
5Mystic River$7,788,191-25%1,49326$5,216$24,733,9532Warner Bros.
6School of Rock$6,521,353-41%2,9510$2,210$63,394,8164Paramount
7Kill Bill Vol. 1$6,355,590-49%2,633-469$2,414$54,119,3283Miramax
8Good Boy!$5,066,430-43%2,762-463$1,834$32,107,4633MGM
9Intolerable Cruelty$3,630,322-44%2,290-280$1,585$28,254,4313Universal
10Under the Tuscan Sun$2,286,158-32%1,224-439$1,868$37,248,5155Disney