'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, Nov. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brother Bear$11,054,69168858%3,0303028$3,648$11,451,5641Disney
2Scary Movie 3$10,225,850132%3,5050$2,918$72,168,9482Miramax / Dimension
3Radio$4,953,759148%3,0740$1,612$23,556,7432Sony / Columbia
4The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$4,673,47326%2,970-48$1,574$63,618,9963New Line
5Runaway Jury$3,274,972105%2,736-79$1,197$31,659,7383Fox
6Mystic River$3,081,274124%1,55158$1,987$31,774,9153Warner Bros.
7School of Rock$2,412,765229%2,786-165$866$67,868,0795Paramount
8Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,197,114131%2,429-204$905$59,502,1954Miramax
9Intolerable Cruelty$1,312,732133%1,661-629$790$31,274,9614Universal
10Good Boy!$1,035,807149%2,415-347$429$34,451,6054MGM