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, Feb. 6 - Sun, Feb. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$27,785,840--3,175--$8,751$27,785,8401Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$20,546,311-17%3,1841$6,453$53,607,8262Fox
3Coraline$16,849,537--2,299--$7,329$16,849,5371Focus
4The Pink Panther 2$11,588,334--3,243--$3,573$11,588,3341Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$10,885,161-22%3,169-37$3,435$96,888,6904Sony / Columbia
6Push$10,078,932--2,313--$4,358$10,078,9321Summit
7Slumdog Millionaire$7,177,408-6%1,72491$4,163$77,203,21513Fox Searchlight
8Gran Torino$7,155,429-13%2,705-310$2,645$120,199,1315Warner Bros.
9The Uninvited$6,262,850-39%2,3440$2,672$18,242,9582Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hotel for Dogs$5,711,425-34%2,734-426$2,089$55,124,8974Paramount / DreamWorks