'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 Sun, Oct. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$6,719,564-38%3,016--$2,228$28,094,9641New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,960,146-44%3,1020$954$43,315,0652Miramax
3Mystic River$2,750,680-38%1,4671454$1,875$13,532,6621Warner Bros.
4Runaway Jury$2,695,072-47%2,815--$957$11,835,3891Fox
5Good Boy!$2,666,632-31%3,2250$827$25,715,1252MGM
6School of Rock$2,664,836-45%2,95122$903$54,900,4693Paramount
7Intolerable Cruelty$1,516,831-47%2,5706$590$22,722,3222Universal
8Out of Time$938,438-49%2,344-732$400$35,231,5923MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$867,050-41%1,663-38$521$33,657,4444Disney
10The Rundown$703,422-44%2,099-724$335$44,537,9914Universal