'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, Jan. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$7,489,243-34%2,984--$2,510$27,721,2151Universal
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,229,758-30%3,003-529$1,076$326,818,6815New Line
3Big Fish$3,005,823-33%2,514108$1,196$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$2,746,169-32%3,025-213$908$112,201,6614Fox
5Torque$2,649,418-33%2,463--$1,076$9,970,9531Warner Bros.
6Cold Mountain$1,807,223-44%2,802500$645$64,843,2514Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$1,483,800-46%2,502-374$593$100,742,4216Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$1,058,860-36%1,4481$731$12,416,3652Miramax
9The Last Samurai$910,186-35%1,403-498$649$102,004,4417Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$852,566-25%2,027--$421$2,460,3931Disney