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 Tue, Jul. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$5,848,730-8%3,025--$1,933$66,653,2971Fox
2Scary Movie$3,396,1883%3,152240$1,077$96,609,1692Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$1,989,42910%3,4070$584$132,298,7393Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$1,459,64611%2,320153$629$32,776,9412Disney
5The Patriot$1,232,93313%3,0610$403$85,091,8893Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$814,95714%2,850-146$286$78,634,7894Fox
7Gone in 60 Seconds$401,83216%1,702-169$236$91,739,0696Disney
8The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$349,49211%2,328-154$150$21,082,0023Universal
9Big Momma's House$342,7973%1,643-283$209$108,973,9697Fox
10Mission: Impossible II$281,1958%1,709-348$165$208,210,6668Paramount