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, Feb. 27 - Sun, Feb. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$83,847,691--3,043--$27,554$125,185,3961Newmarket
250 First Dates$12,566,436-38%3,450-162$3,642$88,686,1803Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$8,904,798--2,703--$3,294$8,904,7981Paramount
4Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$6,346,083-32%2,5030$2,535$16,904,7652Disney
5Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$5,811,325--2,042--$2,846$5,811,3251Lions Gate
6Miracle$4,469,741-43%2,222-491$2,012$56,331,7844Disney
7Eurotrip$4,051,208-40%2,54432$1,592$12,758,6582DreamWorks
8Welcome to Mooseport$3,279,029-52%2,8680$1,143$11,539,7152Fox
9Barbershop 2: Back in Business$3,125,897-50%1,524-705$2,051$57,576,2454MGM
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$3,035,842--1,807--$1,680$3,035,8421Fox Searchlight