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 Sat, Nov. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$9,308,869-8%3,4673$2,685$70,752,2742Universal
2The Haunted Mansion$9,239,964-8%3,122--$2,960$29,016,8981Disney
3Elf$8,440,103-10%3,202-179$2,636$125,210,4104New Line
4Gothika$5,112,5012%2,3820$2,146$38,548,8092Warner Bros.
5Bad Santa$4,898,8147%2,005--$2,443$13,979,0261Miramax / Dimension
6Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$4,604,170-12%2,703-398$1,703$64,439,0503Fox
7The Missing$4,269,003-1%2,756--$1,549$12,998,4391Sony / Columbia
8Love Actually$3,316,6782%1,71424$1,935$41,738,4544Universal
9Timeline$3,287,238-5%2,787--$1,179$10,730,7541Paramount
10The Matrix Revolutions$2,168,84025%2,055-969$1,055$132,450,4784Warner Bros.