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.
|#||Title||Mon, Jan. 13 2003||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||$1,039,383||-75%||3,477||-145||$299||$284,462,380||4||New Line|
|2||Catch Me If You Can (2002)||$1,023,779||-71%||3,225||55||$317||$120,397,086||3||DreamWorks|
|4||Gangs of New York||$450,654||-67%||2,340||35||$193||$55,377,802||4||Miramax|
|5||Two Weeks Notice||$433,517||-75%||2,755||0||$157||$79,426,483||4||Warner Bros.|
|6||Maid in Manhattan||$311,550||-76%||2,926||-124||$106||$84,161,855||5||Sony / Columbia|
|7||Antwone Fisher||$282,796||-70%||1,007||815||$281||$10,715,100||4||Fox Searchlight|
|8||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||$175,070||-67%||1,212||18||$144||$207,340,044||39||IFC Films|
|10||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||$127,001||-85%||1,550||-465||$82||$255,585,612||9||Warner Bros.|