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, May. 22 - Sun, May. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$54,172,744--4,096--$13,226$54,172,7441Fox
2Terminator Salvation$42,558,199--3,530--$12,056$55,930,3381Warner Bros.
3Star Trek$22,892,687-47%4,053193$5,648$184,528,8403Paramount
4Angels & Demons$21,721,947-53%3,5270$6,159$81,833,9252Sony / Columbia
5Dance Flick$10,643,666--2,450--$4,344$10,643,6661Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$8,070,380-45%3,183-709$2,535$163,324,1964Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,845,344-42%2,255-895$1,705$45,986,9384Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$1,976,518-57%1,603-1031$1,233$65,883,8845Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$1,458,312-54%1,434-517$1,017$193,110,7669Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$1,014,605-70%1,107-1343$917$60,329,4536Warner Bros. / New Line