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. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$16,402,409-52%3,7300$4,397$70,000,6112Disney
2Beowulf$8,208,253-50%3,24931$2,526$68,941,4283Paramount
3This Christmas$7,941,687-56%1,8580$4,274$36,432,5492Sony / Screen Gems
4Hitman$6,022,885-54%2,46810$2,440$30,429,6212Fox
5Awake$5,855,980--2,002--$2,925$5,855,9801MGM / Weinstein
6Fred Claus$5,501,781-48%3,420-183$1,609$59,786,1204Warner Bros.
7August Rush$5,021,361-47%2,3100$2,174$20,227,1492Warner Bros.
8The Mist$4,554,003-49%2,4230$1,879$19,564,6182MGM / Weinstein
9Bee Movie$4,444,170-62%3,150-357$1,411$117,613,4335Paramount / DreamWorks
10American Gangster$4,263,413-53%2,699-100$1,580$121,719,7355Universal