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, Dec. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$34,450,321--3,703--$9,303$34,450,3210New Line
2Something's Gotta Give$1,434,902-9%2,677--$536$20,567,8401Sony / Columbia
3The Last Samurai$1,112,527-19%2,9080$383$50,656,6502Warner Bros.
4Stuck on You$535,592-7%3,003--$178$11,154,2211Fox
5Bad Santa$492,097-9%2,540449$194$37,288,9163Miramax / Dimension
6Elf$439,757-2%2,876-243$153$148,818,1926New Line
7Love Don't Cost a Thing$266,3782%1,844--$144$7,128,1041Warner Bros.
8The Haunted Mansion$264,523-4%3,001-121$88$54,581,5013Disney
9Honey (2003)$260,690-12%1,928-14$135$20,611,0742Universal
10Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$208,143-6%2,320-1089$90$91,383,9374Universal