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, Feb. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$2,346,181-12%3,575--$656$55,662,2441Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Baby$526,986-7%2,03510$259$46,942,4769Warner Bros.
3Boogeyman$430,070-14%3,0520$141$35,134,6032Sony / Screen Gems
4The Wedding Date$366,618-4%1,70410$215$21,016,5682Universal
5The Aviator (2004)$324,633-6%2,196-334$148$83,621,3528Miramax
6Hide and Seek$313,948-13%2,525-480$124$44,960,1663Fox
7Sideways$296,820-3%1,619-167$183$53,906,29117Fox Searchlight
8Pooh's Heffalump Movie$290,900-1%2,529--$115$6,917,4211Disney
9Are We There Yet?$276,814-9%2,81020$99$62,652,1254Sony / Columbia
10Meet the Fockers$207,459-12%1,883-621$110$270,927,4818Universal