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, Aug. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$26,363,171--3,472--$7,593$26,363,1711MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$12,467,054-31%3,00254$4,153$89,302,4053Sony / Columbia
3Balls of Fury$11,352,123--3,052--$3,720$14,314,4281Rogue
4The Bourne Ultimatum$10,411,588-17%3,290-389$3,165$199,833,6685Universal
5Rush Hour 3$8,542,354-27%3,008-400$2,840$120,410,0544New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$5,983,355-40%1,76551$3,390$18,985,6172Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$5,136,305-31%2,6367$1,949$15,287,3502MGM / Weinstein
8Death Sentence$4,230,862--1,822--$2,322$4,230,8621Fox
9WAR$4,183,675-57%2,2770$1,837$17,022,8972Lionsgate
10Stardust$3,075,184-21%1,766-573$1,741$31,088,8134Paramount