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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jan. 23 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 23 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$2,116,509-37%1,17572$1,801$31,726,6302New Line
2Stuart Little$2,027,695-35%3,15159$644$118,495,2336Sony / Columbia
3The Hurricane$1,534,488-52%2,101647$730$22,583,6822Universal
4The Green Mile$1,195,209-57%2,4830$481$109,954,3647Warner Bros.
5Galaxy Quest$1,148,390-48%2,259-191$508$54,293,0185DreamWorks
6Girl, Interrupted$1,086,323-43%1,93533$561$15,715,7335Sony / Columbia
7Toy Story 2$910,934-37%1,990-336$458$231,227,9729Disney
8The Talented Mr. Ripley$825,220-55%2,215-154$373$68,106,4245Paramount
9Magnolia$539,463--1,07739$501$12,953,1876New Line
10Any Given Sunday$518,611--2,201-304$236$68,341,9045Warner Bros.