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, Dec. 1 - Sun, Dec. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$17,545,110-53%3,8040$4,612$121,504,5493Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$15,112,322-51%3,386-57$4,463$115,877,0423Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$10,948,465-47%3,1080$3,523$44,009,6712Disney
4The Nativity Story$7,849,304--3,083--$2,546$7,849,3041New Line
5Deck the Halls$6,676,106-44%3,2050$2,083$25,015,8012Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$4,894,307-51%2,617-426$1,870$73,039,3575Disney
7Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$4,747,198-54%2,237-315$2,122$116,240,6435Fox
8Turistas$3,582,062--1,570--$2,282$3,582,0621Fox Atomic
9Stranger Than Fiction$3,356,657-41%1,804-454$1,861$36,910,0964Sony / Columbia
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj$2,313,616--1,979--$1,169$2,313,6161MGM