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, May. 7 - Sun, May. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$51,747,434--3,575--$14,475$51,747,4341Universal
2Mean Girls$13,675,914-44%2,972133$4,602$42,074,6702Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$8,236,490-45%2,846-140$2,894$56,353,7223Fox
4New York Minute$5,960,751--3,006--$1,983$5,960,7511Warner Bros.
513 Going on 30$5,816,464-41%3,158-295$1,842$42,876,8953Sony / Columbia
6Laws of Attraction$3,678,133-45%2,4490$1,502$12,097,0682New Line
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$3,022,006-48%1,952-722$1,548$57,805,4194Miramax
8Godsend$2,793,785-59%2,3230$1,203$11,370,4592Lionsgate
9Envy$2,507,154-59%2,4450$1,025$9,971,0422DreamWorks
10Home on the Range$1,253,239-46%1,356-654$924$47,257,3516Disney