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, Sep. 9 - Sun, Sep. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcism of Emily Rose$30,054,493--2,981--$10,082$30,054,4931Sony / Screen Gems
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$7,717,439-42%2,97473$2,595$82,125,5434Universal
3Transporter 2$7,388,758-55%3,32017$2,226$30,320,1102Fox
4The Constant Gardener$4,726,644-46%1,38135$3,423$19,018,8442Focus
5Red Eye$4,471,666-41%3,076-58$1,454$51,173,7414DreamWorks
6The Man$4,065,014--2,040--$1,993$4,065,0141New Line
7The Brothers Grimm$3,343,644-54%2,750-348$1,216$33,301,3513Miramax / Dimension
8Wedding Crashers$3,252,154-32%2,181-235$1,491$200,044,7629New Line
9Four Brothers$2,946,985-41%2,093-342$1,408$68,272,5455Paramount
10March of the Penguins$2,638,865-35%2,403-103$1,098$66,976,78012Warner Independent