'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. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$5,442,5702%3,124--$1,742$10,755,0771MGM / United Artists
2Freaky Friday (2003)$3,510,61242%3,0679$1,145$84,217,2634Disney
3S.W.A.T.$3,064,55137%2,781-423$1,102$97,220,8264Sony / Columbia
4Open Range$2,998,90853%2,24481$1,336$37,700,0603Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,967,83355%2,227-177$1,333$269,082,8898Disney
6Freddy Vs. Jason$2,707,93140%2,929-85$925$69,936,0513New Line
8The Medallion$1,741,81141%2,6524$657$13,628,7792Sony / TriStar
9Uptown Girls$1,539,46425%2,166-329$711$27,590,1773MGM
10American Wedding$1,339,94236%1,810-657$740$95,261,8315Universal