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, Jan. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Beautiful Mind$1,112,6201%2,222369$501$62,909,5282Universal
2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,096,1921%3,3810$324$232,943,7304New Line
3Orange County$685,4018%2,317--$296$18,674,8781Paramount
4Ocean's Eleven$536,7213%2,670-100$201$164,865,7286Warner Bros.
5Vanilla Sky$363,237-4%2,770-72$131$89,936,3795Paramount
6Kate & Leopold$358,4294%2,4670$145$16,730,2613Miramax
7Ali$228,2790%2,52175$91$55,517,7203Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$217,6772%2,170-511$100$306,361,2629Warner Bros.
9Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$183,4749%2,810-341$65$69,829,1894Paramount
10How High$142,5860%1,237-36$115$27,924,0224Universal