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 Tue, Mar. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,841,3544%3,25029$567$299,123,0574Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,811,458-18%2,745--$660$30,729,6961Universal
3Taking Lives$968,698-3%2,705--$358$13,430,6051Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$818,6753%3,1850$257$69,074,8613Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$803,1580%1,353--$594$9,780,7501Focus
6Hidalgo$692,7686%2,929-136$237$49,765,7653Disney
7Secret Window$638,0742%3,0180$211$34,038,8892Sony / Columbia
850 First Dates$326,7775%2,153-433$152$113,716,5846Sony / Columbia
9Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$318,385-8%2,9730$107$17,990,9482MGM
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$122,0771%1,021-286$120$373,607,61114New Line