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, Aug. 12 - Sun, Aug. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$21,177,047--2,533--$8,360$21,177,0471Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$16,057,889--2,771--$5,795$16,057,8891Universal
3The Dukes of Hazzard$13,012,161-58%3,7850$3,438$57,460,7562Warner Bros.
4Wedding Crashers$11,834,614-26%3,13125$3,780$163,873,0015New Line
5Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$9,626,083--3,127--$3,078$9,626,0831Sony / Columbia
6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$7,412,267-32%3,304-398$2,243$183,940,6635Warner Bros.
7March of the Penguins$6,847,946-4%2,063196$3,319$37,721,2698Warner Independent
8Sky High$6,309,768-30%2,807-105$2,248$43,500,2633Disney
9Must Love Dogs$4,575,126-38%2,420-85$1,891$34,607,5923Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$2,342,870-45%1,617-722$1,449$148,513,3296Fox