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, Jul. 27 - Sun, Jul. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Simpsons Movie$74,038,702--3,922--$18,878$74,038,7021Fox
2I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$19,132,337-44%3,5016$5,465$71,682,3232Universal
3Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$17,733,749-45%4,005-280$4,428$242,439,6283Warner Bros.
4Hairspray (2007)$15,899,890-42%3,1210$5,094$59,660,1122New Line
5No Reservations$11,704,833--2,425--$4,827$11,704,8331Warner Bros.
6Transformers$11,643,206-43%3,349-413$3,477$284,677,9784Paramount / DreamWorks
7Ratatouille$7,456,280-32%2,934-468$2,541$179,903,3815Disney
8Live Free or Die Hard$5,618,620-21%2,271-456$2,474$125,398,3465Fox
9I Know Who Killed Me$3,506,567--1,320--$2,656$3,506,5671Sony / Columbia
10Who's Your Caddy?$2,758,030--1,019--$2,707$2,758,0301MGM / Weinstein