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, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$37,354,590--3,049--$12,251$37,354,5901Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$22,324,146-59%4,0070$5,571$98,576,0192Paramount
3The Time Traveler's Wife$18,623,154--2,988--$6,233$18,623,1541Warner Bros. / New Line
4Julie & Julia$12,057,640-40%2,3540$5,122$43,344,4892Sony / Columbia
5G-Force$6,917,460-30%3,065-417$2,257$99,057,9004Disney
6The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$5,641,411--1,838--$3,069$5,641,4111Paramount Vantage
7Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$5,142,035-42%2,771-684$1,856$283,880,2135Warner Bros.
8The Ugly Truth$4,447,439-34%2,733-242$1,627$77,447,4824Sony / Columbia
9Funny People$3,009,864-62%2,584-424$1,165$47,910,3823Universal
10(500) Days of Summer$2,967,853-21%1,048231$2,832$17,897,5325Fox Searchlight