'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. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$63,107,303--4,056--$15,559$63,107,3031Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$19,166,143--2,792--$6,865$19,166,1431Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$9,159,330-40%3,464-162$2,644$75,572,2793Disney
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$6,273,445-38%2,7350$2,294$20,686,1212The Weinstein Company
6Soul Men$5,401,321--2,044--$2,643$5,401,3211MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$4,067,453-58%2,829-255$1,438$52,187,3383Lionsgate
8The Haunting of Molly Hartley$3,318,282-39%2,576-76$1,288$10,064,8022Freestyle
9The Secret Life of Bees$3,088,889-23%1,481-130$2,086$29,902,9394Fox Searchlight
10Eagle Eye$2,542,407-27%1,407-600$1,807$96,347,1777Paramount / DreamWorks