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, Nov. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$19,503,291--3,458--$5,640$19,503,2911Disney
2Flushed Away$18,814,432--3,707--$5,075$18,814,4321Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw III$14,805,596-56%3,1670$4,675$59,381,9082Lionsgate
4The Departed$7,722,433-22%2,785-166$2,773$102,006,9375Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$7,505,772-22%2,30524$3,256$39,138,0753Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$4,419,460-30%2,375185$1,861$26,551,6973Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$3,666,351-22%2,388-238$1,535$33,849,7684Universal
8Open Season (2006)$2,970,173-49%2,458-601$1,208$81,255,2356Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$2,701,874-43%2,314-563$1,168$17,603,2403Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$1,633,620-31%1,274-699$1,282$52,284,0376Disney