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 Thu, Mar. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$4,245,226-4%3,170127$1,339$232,380,4612Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,719,1240%3,185--$540$35,483,3281Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$1,186,6011%3,063--$387$23,774,4511Disney
450 First Dates$515,0149%3,040-410$169$101,277,3384Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$387,131-5%2,7041$143$18,053,8292Paramount
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$235,1588%1,903791$124$369,130,87112New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$211,6804%2,0420$104$10,992,8522Lions Gate
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$192,88321%2,180-323$88$22,469,2573Disney
9Monster$180,776-8%1,082114$167$30,731,53411Newmarket
10Miracle$172,7169%1,654-568$104$60,448,5705Disney