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. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$24,271,066--2,908--$8,346$24,271,0661Warner Bros.
2Honey (2003)$12,856,990--1,942--$6,620$12,856,9901Universal
3The Haunted Mansion$9,394,116-61%3,1220$3,009$45,976,8502Disney
4Elf$8,026,797-63%3,119-83$2,574$139,541,6245New Line
5Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$7,141,580-71%3,409-58$2,095$85,299,3363Universal
6Bad Santa$7,014,010-43%2,09186$3,354$27,143,6782Miramax / Dimension
7Gothika$5,249,665-59%2,205-177$2,381$49,546,5183Warner Bros.
8The Missing$4,033,933-63%2,7560$1,464$21,804,8552Sony / Columbia
9Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$3,723,087-69%2,344-359$1,588$72,557,2874Fox
10Love Actually$3,562,235-57%1,672-42$2,131$48,747,7665Universal