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 Fri, Feb. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$7,380,089--1,483--$4,976$7,380,0891Lionsgate
2Hitch$6,425,913239%3,571-4$1,799$107,435,0963Sony / Columbia
3Cursed$3,679,452--2,805--$1,312$3,679,4521Miramax / Dimension
4Constantine$3,679,272136%3,0060$1,224$42,610,2772Warner Bros.
5Man of the House (2005)$2,976,696--2,422--$1,229$2,976,6961Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$1,906,490212%2,12520$897$59,422,56911Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$1,847,974148%3,1880$580$17,299,3012Fox
8Are We There Yet?$1,060,537154%2,242-277$473$73,427,3196Sony / Columbia
9The Aviator (2004)$980,199185%1,579-131$621$90,915,30310Miramax
10Sideways$951,517210%1,229-71$774$60,583,42119Fox Searchlight