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, Mar. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Race to Witch Mountain$24,402,750--3,187--$7,657$24,402,7501Disney
2Watchmen$17,817,363-68%3,6110$4,934$85,752,5902Warner Bros.
3The Last House on the Left (2009)$14,120,101--2,401--$5,881$14,120,1011Universal / Rogue
4Taken$6,568,810-10%2,858-158$2,298$126,745,2537Fox
5Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$5,109,125-40%2,20352$2,319$83,188,7244Lionsgate
6Slumdog Millionaire$5,002,532-27%2,578-312$1,940$132,602,75918Fox Searchlight
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$3,119,185-25%2,281-277$1,367$137,788,2239Sony / Columbia
8He's Just Not That Into You$2,939,356-27%1,890-555$1,555$89,040,8176Warner Bros. / New Line
9Coraline$2,719,137-16%1,768-191$1,538$69,238,3826Focus
10Miss March$2,409,854--1,742--$1,383$2,409,8541Fox Searchlight