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. 29 - Sun, Aug. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$11,520,027-29%3,473121$3,317$83,852,9823Paramount / DreamWorks
2Babylon A.D.$9,484,864--3,390--$2,798$9,484,8641Fox
3The Dark Knight$8,624,182-18%2,750-413$3,136$502,306,0737Warner Bros.
4The House Bunny$8,317,341-43%2,7140$3,065$27,868,4262Sony / Columbia
5Traitor$7,868,670--2,054--$3,831$9,370,7531Overture
6Death Race$6,304,241-50%2,5375$2,485$23,153,6142Universal
7Disaster Movie$5,838,434--2,642--$2,210$5,838,4341Lionsgate
8Mamma Mia!$4,211,583-2%1,968-358$2,140$131,300,8537Universal
9Pineapple Express$3,533,959-35%2,047-573$1,726$79,916,2034Sony / Columbia
10Mirrors$2,751,708-45%1,820-844$1,512$24,820,1433Fox