'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 Sat, Jun. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$11,318,00833%3,42534$3,305$182,965,5313Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$7,348,02815%3,41810$2,150$78,644,8852Universal
3Bruce Almighty$5,876,91633%3,477-72$1,690$189,891,5254Universal
4Rugrats Go Wild$4,358,284-6%3,041--$1,433$8,972,8711Paramount
5Hollywood Homicide$4,288,27111%2,840--$1,510$8,152,3681Sony / Columbia
6The Italian Job$3,959,15838%2,697-180$1,468$52,618,5633Paramount
7Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$3,718,432-21%2,609--$1,425$8,419,2061New Line
8The Matrix Reloaded$2,376,12254%2,350-875$1,011$255,663,4835Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$849,32432%1,982-731$429$91,615,2646Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$689,92343%1,316-734$524$206,736,3677Fox