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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$26,886,818--3,017--$8,912$26,886,8181Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$18,508,228--2,820--$6,563$18,508,2281New Line
3Open Season (2006)$15,625,128-34%3,8330$4,076$43,753,0212Sony / Columbia
4Employee of the Month$11,409,030--2,579--$4,424$11,409,0301Lionsgate
5The Guardian (2006)$9,570,277-47%3,2410$2,953$32,321,6732Disney
6jackass: number two$6,515,710-55%3,007-56$2,167$62,809,4463Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$3,433,207-60%3,0073$1,142$13,989,2602MGM / Weinstein
8Jet Li's Fearless$2,289,887-54%1,617-193$1,416$21,760,6263Rogue
9Gridiron Gang$2,236,743-51%2,228-805$1,004$36,556,0114Sony / Columbia
10The Illusionist (2006)$1,905,644-30%1,149-170$1,659$34,151,6728Yari Film Group