'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 Sat, Mar. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$12,743,24648%3,312--$3,848$21,356,7661Warner Bros.
2The Ladykillers$5,609,32939%1,583--$3,543$9,647,0601Disney
3The Passion of the Christ$5,186,25367%3,214-36$1,614$310,860,7715Newmarket
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$4,547,21031%2,7483$1,655$41,553,1592Universal
5Jersey Girl$3,336,30715%1,520--$2,195$6,226,5741Miramax
6Taking Lives$2,804,96737%2,7050$1,037$20,018,9142Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$2,782,08638%2,985-200$932$75,411,1164Warner Bros.
9Secret Window$2,375,56136%2,912-106$816$39,380,6353Sony / Columbia
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$2,323,91047%1,3574$1,713$15,202,9652Focus