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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$45,012,336--3,954--$11,384$45,012,3361Fox
210,000 B.C.$16,772,943-53%3,4100$4,919$61,577,6572Warner Bros.
3Never Back Down$8,602,117--2,729--$3,152$8,602,1171Summit
4College Road Trip$7,810,116-43%2,7060$2,886$24,203,6332Disney
5Vantage Point$5,463,688-26%2,761-402$1,979$59,263,8334Sony / Columbia
6The Bank Job$5,055,176-15%1,61310$3,134$13,259,6522Lionsgate
7Doomsday$4,926,747--1,936--$2,545$4,926,7471Rogue
8Semi-Pro$3,043,162-47%2,270-851$1,341$29,816,2923New Line
9The Other Boleyn Girl$2,881,755-29%1,21245$2,378$19,151,9903Sony / Columbia
10The Spiderwick Chronicles$2,335,684-50%2,407-839$970$65,377,5065Paramount