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 Wed, Jul. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little 2$2,223,646-13%3,255--$683$22,154,2431Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$1,769,868-12%2,159362$820$52,982,2922DreamWorks
3Men in Black II$1,645,864-13%3,64130$452$163,446,8153Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$1,150,918-18%2,828--$407$16,720,2021Paramount
5Mr. Deeds$1,041,570-17%2,823-416$369$111,052,5724Sony / Columbia
6Reign of Fire$882,320-15%2,6290$336$32,177,9952Disney
7Lilo & Stitch$791,397-4%2,127-813$372$130,793,0385Disney
8The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$676,388-10%2,5250$268$20,905,6722MGM
9Eight Legged Freaks$644,620-16%2,530128$255$11,273,2751Warner Bros.
10Like Mike$611,686-6%1,775-505$345$43,116,6023Fox