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. 8 - Sun, Dec. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$15,004,391--2,465--$6,087$15,004,3911Disney
2Happy Feet$12,904,730-26%3,650-154$3,536$137,937,6984Warner Bros.
3The Holiday$12,777,988--2,610--$4,896$12,777,9881Sony / Columbia
4Casino Royale (2006)$8,926,328-41%3,161-225$2,824$129,021,5454Sony / Columbia
5Blood Diamond$8,648,215--1,910--$4,528$8,648,2151Warner Bros.
6Deja Vu (2006)$6,019,882-45%2,742-366$2,195$52,998,0783Disney
7Unaccompanied Minors$5,815,538--2,775--$2,096$5,815,5381Warner Bros.
8The Nativity Story$5,713,854-27%3,0830$1,853$15,911,0492New Line
9Deck the Halls$3,993,491-40%2,766-439$1,444$30,144,7633Fox
10The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$3,253,780-34%2,226-391$1,462$77,182,1806Disney