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, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$50,342,727--3,424--$14,703$50,342,7271Fox
2Madagascar$17,181,138-39%3,929-213$4,373$128,413,9623DreamWorks
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$14,852,044-41%3,322-328$4,471$332,107,0814Fox
4The Longest Yard (2005)$13,877,716-47%3,65420$3,798$118,483,4263Paramount
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$12,582,088--2,655--$4,739$12,582,0881Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$9,729,762-47%2,8208$3,450$34,643,3612Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$5,709,661-42%2,5830$2,210$23,730,5682Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$5,539,002--1,912--$2,897$5,539,0021Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$2,624,376-56%1,949-1076$1,347$76,488,4885New Line
10High Tension$1,897,402--1,323--$1,434$1,897,4021Lions Gate