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 Mon, Jul. 28 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$4,394,730-53%3,344--$1,314$37,813,4511Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,582,153-51%3,41657$1,049$180,422,7713Disney
3Bad Boys II$2,876,287-58%3,20216$898$91,378,8482Sony / Columbia
4Seabiscuit$2,784,716-57%1,989--$1,400$23,639,2371Universal
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,640,450-54%3,222--$820$24,424,0411Paramount
6The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$702,185-54%2,532-470$277$53,629,3363Fox
7Finding Nemo$700,576-49%2,025-455$346$313,818,9769Disney
8Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$620,519-61%2,660-744$233$138,081,6194Warner Bros.
9Johnny English$593,477-56%2,2360$265$19,027,0912Universal
10How to Deal$478,215-27%2,3190$206$11,954,4512New Line