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 Wed, Sep. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Open Range$377,583-4%2,26824$166$50,399,9374Disney
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$375,752-13%2,203-24$171$282,978,0219Disney
3Jeepers Creepers II$363,354-15%3,1240$116$28,491,2342MGM / United Artists
4S.W.A.T.$314,472-13%2,600-181$121$109,756,5245Sony / Columbia
5Seabiscuit$307,455-5%2,57317$119$110,528,2837Universal
6Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$302,0712%2,026--$149$7,542,4461Paramount
7The Order$296,387-18%1,975--$150$5,430,6681Fox
8Freaky Friday (2003)$205,676-9%2,973-94$69$97,695,3375Disney
9Freddy Vs. Jason$186,887-14%2,505-424$75$78,969,6154New Line
10American Wedding$158,210-22%1,514-296$104$101,182,8436Universal