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, Jul. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$52,180,561--3,420--$15,257$52,180,5611Fox
2Spider-Man 2$24,775,809-45%4,058-108$6,105$302,284,5803Sony / Columbia
3Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$13,849,335-51%3,10413$4,462$56,956,7992DreamWorks
4A Cinderella Story$13,622,882--2,625--$5,190$13,622,8821Warner Bros.
5Fahrenheit 9/11$7,175,674-35%2,004-7$3,581$94,002,1074Lionsgate
6King Arthur (2004)$7,162,618-53%3,0860$2,321$38,112,7072Disney
7The Notebook (2004)$5,651,212-14%2,089-199$2,705$53,890,0084New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$3,813,465-33%1,945-499$1,961$105,167,6895Fox
9White Chicks$3,436,494-45%1,730-471$1,986$63,469,5814Sony / Columbia
10Shrek 2$3,230,044-27%1,857-285$1,739$425,016,9029DreamWorks