'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, Feb. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You Got Served$2,784,103-63%1,933--$1,440$16,121,6501Sony / Screen Gems
2The Butterfly Effect$1,521,413-67%2,6050$584$31,739,5032New Line
3Along Came Polly$1,404,629-71%3,05257$460$66,006,0033Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,199,477-56%2,256-302$532$345,336,3507New Line
5Cheaper by the Dozen$917,742-59%2,396-414$383$128,033,8236Fox
6Big Fish$802,272-66%2,280-158$352$55,317,6758Sony / Columbia
7Mystic River$775,273-66%1,37043$566$64,872,85316Warner Bros.
8Cold Mountain$730,819-66%2,500-302$292$78,391,9126Miramax
9Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$672,655-66%2,80897$240$13,108,1072DreamWorks
10Something's Gotta Give$604,462-66%1,601-542$378$111,882,5048Sony / Columbia