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. 8 - Sun, Sep. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$8,852,161--2,681--$3,302$8,852,1611Sony / Screen Gems
2Hollywoodland$5,926,177--1,548--$3,828$5,926,1771Focus
3Invincible (2006)$5,629,494-54%2,98766$1,885$45,498,3533Disney
4The Protector (2006)$5,033,377--1,541--$3,266$5,033,3771The Weinstein Company
5Crank$4,904,042-53%2,5150$1,950$19,963,4912Lionsgate
6The Illusionist (2006)$4,514,234-27%1,362391$3,314$17,969,9524Yari Film Group
7Little Miss Sunshine$4,272,086-44%1,560-42$2,739$41,498,8287Fox Searchlight
8The Wicker Man (2006)$4,062,208-58%2,7840$1,459$17,435,1712Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$3,011,903-51%2,617-384$1,151$142,190,1746Sony / Columbia
10Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,715,031-44%2,506-401$1,083$67,012,0186Paramount