'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 Sun, Jun. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Minority Report$10,718,626-19%3,001--$3,572$35,678,0921Fox
2Lilo & Stitch$10,117,325-21%3,191--$3,171$35,259,6431Disney
3Scooby-Doo$7,138,537-26%3,4470$2,071$100,311,3932Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$4,440,400-26%2,6435$1,680$54,383,7662Universal
5The Sum of All Fears$2,115,531-36%3,037-193$697$97,293,1714Paramount
7Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,735,833-26%2,310-197$751$46,714,7233Warner Bros.
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,648,136-22%2,107-294$782$279,826,4676Fox
9Spider-Man$1,371,967-27%2,278-424$602$390,379,4008Sony / Columbia
10Juwanna Mann$1,350,979-37%1,325--$1,020$5,475,0821Warner Bros.