'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. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

Wide (1000+)

1Wedding Crashers$20,023,159-22%3,030105$6,608$115,626,5943New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$16,384,060-42%3,775-15$4,340$148,094,5853Warner Bros.
3Sky High$14,633,309--2,905--$5,037$14,633,3091Disney
4Stealth$13,251,120--3,495--$3,791$13,251,1201Sony / Columbia
5Must Love Dogs$12,856,018--2,505--$5,132$12,856,0181Warner Bros.
6Fantastic Four$6,912,836-45%2,744-705$2,519$136,258,6474Fox
7The Island (2005)$5,963,435-52%3,13816$1,900$24,318,8292DreamWorks
8Bad News Bears$5,634,742-50%3,1830$1,770$22,667,2712Paramount
9War of the Worlds$5,481,025-39%2,324-941$2,358$218,366,1865Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$4,030,612-50%1,0152$3,971$14,591,7702Paramount Classics