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. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$35,215,222-44%4,1330$8,520$321,899,1543Disney
2Monster House$22,216,830--3,553--$6,253$22,216,8301Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$18,043,082--3,235--$5,577$18,043,0821Warner Bros.
4You, Me and Dupree$12,768,102-41%3,1376$4,070$45,301,6932Universal
5Little Man$11,024,565-49%2,5374$4,346$40,635,6052Sony / Columbia
6Clerks II$10,061,585--2,150--$4,680$10,061,5851MGM / Weinstein
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$8,604,169--2,702--$3,184$8,604,1691Fox
8Superman Returns$7,375,527-40%2,826-939$2,610$178,347,5804Warner Bros.
9The Devil Wears Prada$7,362,547-29%2,248-562$3,275$97,508,6144Fox
10Cars$4,946,915-37%2,410-593$2,053$229,481,2497Disney