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 Wed, Aug. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,360,759-14%3,49018$390$65,676,3062Disney
2Without a Paddle$1,317,367-11%2,730--$483$17,930,8791Paramount
3Exorcist: The Beginning$1,315,459-19%2,803--$469$22,913,2481Warner Bros.
4Alien Vs. Predator$990,670-15%3,4016$291$66,375,4772Fox
5Collateral$962,644-10%3,029-176$318$72,754,0183DreamWorks
6Open Water$914,490-16%2,7092654$338$17,145,5261Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$669,939-9%2,532-444$265$152,453,1825Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$402,301-7%1,920-692$210$55,783,4374Paramount
9The Village$380,548-10%2,249-893$169$108,259,6224Disney
10Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$294,947-12%2,4110$122$16,500,6022Warner Bros.