'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 Sun, Feb. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$5,384,584-41%1,483--$3,631$21,904,9031Lionsgate
2Hitch$4,514,715-52%3,571-4$1,264$121,430,1723Sony / Columbia
3Constantine$3,216,880-38%3,0060$1,070$50,977,7862Warner Bros.
4Man of the House (2005)$2,020,629-48%2,422--$834$8,917,0031Sony / Columbia
5Cursed$2,013,376-49%2,805--$718$9,634,1531Miramax / Dimension
6Because of Winn-Dixie$1,946,928-36%3,1880$611$22,275,3832Fox
7Million Dollar Baby$1,866,189-48%2,12520$878$64,860,55711Warner Bros.
8Son of the Mask$1,262,951-26%2,9660$426$14,023,9592New Line
9Are We There Yet?$1,159,771-39%2,242-277$517$76,477,1106Sony / Columbia
10The Aviator (2004)$897,707-52%1,579-131$569$93,675,16510Miramax