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, Jan. 2 - Sun, Jan. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$24,263,559-33%3,50525$6,923$106,661,7782Fox
2Bedtime Stories$20,501,792-25%3,6843$5,565$85,537,3562Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$18,689,361-30%2,9880$6,255$79,295,0622Paramount
4Valkyrie$14,094,728-33%2,77867$5,074$60,743,9262MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$13,910,767-16%3,4340$4,051$79,508,8163Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$10,067,478-24%2,7580$3,650$60,144,5213Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$6,940,271-22%3,091-16$2,245$43,712,4763Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$5,049,460-34%2,337-65$2,161$74,424,1424Fox
9Doubt$5,001,119-6%1,28720$3,886$18,704,7014Miramax
10Twilight (2008)$4,648,905-2%1,88839$2,462$176,922,6217Summit