'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, Aug. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$12,832,395-9%3,014--$4,258$26,933,4131New Line
2S.W.A.T.$7,172,10827%3,22018$2,227$64,369,4182Sony / Columbia
3Open Range$5,698,45334%2,075--$2,746$9,938,4551Disney
4Freaky Friday (2003)$5,422,86126%2,97925$1,820$54,700,2652Disney
5Uptown Girls$4,038,180-6%2,495--$1,619$8,345,4621MGM
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,858,95151%2,710-460$1,424$245,976,4226Disney
8American Wedding$3,358,50229%2,985-190$1,125$78,409,8093Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$2,265,68568%3,003-385$754$95,231,5494Miramax / Dimension
10Bad Boys II$1,284,33342%1,785-664$720$127,904,5755Sony / Columbia