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, Dec. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,172,0306%3,5180$3,460$120,720,1981Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,029,3351%3,6231$1,388$80,028,2052Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,332,0905%2,674--$1,246$23,150,0261Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,760,8277%3,2900$839$97,577,1203Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,657,33215%1,7961755$1,480$20,181,8811Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,339,6994%2,618-84$894$149,515,5737Warner Bros.
7National Treasure$1,919,75017%2,201-277$872$147,756,9366Disney
8Spanglish$1,836,40714%2,4413$752$24,819,3632Sony / Columbia
9Darkness$1,383,1797%1,700--$814$12,013,5531Miramax / Dimension
10The Incredibles$1,356,6054%1,7320$783$247,502,7098Disney