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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$27,721,215--2,984--$9,290$27,721,2151Universal
2Cheaper by the Dozen$11,873,3311%3,025-213$3,925$115,073,8534Fox
3Torque$11,442,203--2,463--$4,646$11,442,2031Warner Bros.
4Big Fish$10,306,482-25%2,514108$4,100$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,220,492-28%3,003-529$3,403$326,818,6815New Line
6Cold Mountain$6,811,773-14%2,802500$2,431$64,843,4584Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$6,721,767-13%2,502-374$2,687$101,681,3066Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$4,433,788-41%1,4481$3,062$13,177,8262Miramax
9The Last Samurai$3,707,472-19%1,403-498$2,643$102,589,8117Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$3,602,245--2,027--$1,777$3,602,2451Disney