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. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knowing$24,603,961--3,332--$7,384$24,603,9611Summit
2I Love You, Man$17,811,672--2,711--$6,570$17,811,6721Paramount / DreamWorks
3Duplicity$13,964,826--2,574--$5,425$13,964,8261Universal
4Race to Witch Mountain$12,785,799-48%3,1870$4,012$44,496,0402Disney
5Watchmen$6,800,206-62%3,510-101$1,937$98,142,2503Warner Bros.
6The Last House on the Left (2009)$5,776,033-59%2,4021$2,405$23,903,9922Universal / Rogue
7Taken$4,058,123-38%2,661-197$1,525$133,089,5538Fox
8Slumdog Millionaire$2,676,586-46%2,067-511$1,295$137,178,37619Fox Searchlight
9Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$2,566,402-50%1,835-368$1,399$87,265,6955Lionsgate
10Coraline$2,130,755-22%1,431-337$1,489$72,838,9267Focus