'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, Jan. 28 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 28 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$1,279,6500%2,605--$491$20,954,0071New Line
2Along Came Polly$882,8393%2,99511$295$55,842,9642Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$576,6826%2,558-445$225$339,473,5906New Line
4Big Fish$482,0314%2,438-76$198$50,340,7067Sony / Columbia
5Mystic River$460,7177%1,3271194$347$60,021,36115Warner Bros.
6Cold Mountain$443,592-3%2,8020$158$73,886,9445Miramax
7Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$421,11112%2,711--$155$8,522,3051DreamWorks
8Something's Gotta Give$409,3399%2,143-359$191$108,132,6937Sony / Columbia
9Cheaper by the Dozen$344,29221%2,810-215$123$123,467,3155Fox
10Torque$243,1452%2,4630$99$18,015,2822Warner Bros.