'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 Sat, Feb. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$5,903,24866%3,14342$1,878$73,410,2163Sony / Columbia
2Snow Dogs$5,259,034131%2,45414$2,143$48,462,3083Disney
3A Beautiful Mind$4,421,24475%2,25013$1,965$103,053,3445Universal
4The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$4,312,01551%2,211204$1,950$21,761,1972Disney
5A Walk to Remember$4,083,17029%2,4209$1,687$21,727,9342Warner Bros.
6The Mothman Prophecies$3,610,86344%2,3310$1,549$19,987,2022Sony / Screen Gems
7I Am Sam$3,065,35456%1,30335$2,353$15,767,2636New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$2,967,07799%2,309-394$1,285$265,027,9427New Line
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,901,83372%2,475-3$768$11,255,7482Fox
10Slackers$1,256,39915%1,893--$664$2,350,1491Sony / Columbia