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. 27 - Sun, Mar. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$16,176,699-61%2,05220$7,883$64,525,3972Lionsgate
2Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$12,510,301--1,271--$9,843$12,510,3011Disney
3Slumdog Millionaire$12,027,17343%2,943699$4,087$115,025,78416Fox Searchlight
4Taken$9,863,105-13%3,089-13$3,193$107,787,9575Fox
5He's Just Not That Into You$6,011,631-30%2,858-192$2,103$78,662,0574Warner Bros. / New Line
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,602,529-18%2,698-137$2,077$128,110,8597Sony / Columbia
7Coraline$5,261,362-54%2,092-63$2,515$61,111,3964Focus
8Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li$4,722,397--1,136--$4,157$4,722,3971Fox
9Confessions of a Shopaholic$4,634,230-31%2,53427$1,829$33,807,8663Disney
10Fired Up$3,701,381-32%1,8111$2,044$10,038,6162Sony / Screen Gems