'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 Fri, Dec. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$19,152,88937%3,7030$5,172$190,823,5102New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$9,886,94126%3,298--$2,998$17,726,5081Fox
3Cold Mountain$5,230,37116%2,163--$2,418$9,735,6291Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$4,829,16940%2,70932$1,783$46,912,6513Sony / Columbia
6Mona Lisa Smile$4,023,21349%2,6770$1,503$23,898,4152Sony / Columbia
7Peter Pan (2003)$4,008,88315%2,813--$1,425$7,497,3631Universal
8The Last Samurai$2,858,41015%2,557-381$1,118$68,857,1464Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$1,644,61317%1,710-515$962$48,079,1845Miramax / Dimension
10Elf$1,491,17620%2,015-436$740$162,258,3448New Line