'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 Fri, Jun. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lilo & Stitch$12,335,688--3,191--$3,866$12,335,6881Disney
2Minority Report$11,663,488--3,001--$3,887$11,663,4881Fox
3Scooby-Doo$7,649,23558%3,4470$2,219$83,484,5162Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$4,625,16873%2,6435$1,750$43,931,1252Universal
5The Sum of All Fears$2,359,852100%3,037-193$777$91,887,9104Paramount
6Juwanna Mann$1,994,559--1,325--$1,505$1,994,5591Warner Bros.
7Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,958,50715%2,310-197$848$42,643,9923Warner Bros.
9Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,395,20251%2,107-294$662$276,071,1426Fox
10Spider-Man$1,306,73565%2,278-424$574$387,130,3838Sony / Columbia