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 Thu, Jul. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$3,962,203-3%2,813--$1,409$46,489,6001DreamWorks
2X-Men$2,518,0540%3,11287$809$110,258,1602Fox
3Scary Movie$1,571,742-6%3,301149$476$124,464,1453Miramax / Dimension
4Pokemon: The Movie 2000$1,560,141-9%2,752--$567$26,856,5111Warner Bros.
5The Perfect Storm$1,302,902-1%3,203-204$407$150,541,6444Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$1,274,8786%2,34323$544$46,950,1823Disney
7Thomas and the Magic Railroad$957,649-32%2,054--$466$2,362,8820Destination
8The Patriot$827,6670%2,751-310$301$96,770,9194Sony / Columbia
9Loser$716,728-9%2,016--$356$9,341,5461Sony / Columbia
10Me, Myself & Irene$333,153-6%2,450-400$136$84,444,5745Fox