'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. 31 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 31 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$7,645,763-17%3,613--$2,116$103,637,3551New Line
2Stuart Little 2$1,448,766-11%3,28227$441$39,311,1602Sony / Columbia
3Road to Perdition$1,154,329-13%2,25091$513$69,372,2913DreamWorks
4Men in Black II$906,067-13%3,542-99$256$176,331,1374Sony / Columbia
5The Country Bears$829,934-5%2,553--$325$7,836,6891Disney
6K-19: The Widowmaker$668,340-17%2,8302$236$27,228,9662Paramount
7Mr. Deeds$636,171-10%2,309-514$276$118,149,6465Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$443,894-9%2,005-624$221$37,817,1583Disney
9Lilo & Stitch$419,825-5%1,780-347$236$135,496,5746Disney
10Minority Report$359,897-14%1,338-318$269$124,568,6646Fox