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, May. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Longest Yard (2005)$16,186,373--3,634--$4,454$16,186,3731Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$15,579,14672%3,6632$4,253$216,019,3632Fox
3Madagascar$13,947,194--4,131--$3,376$13,947,1941DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$2,990,111101%3,230-194$926$52,653,0983New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$1,423,41555%2,966-504$480$39,037,8073Universal
6Crash (2005)$1,275,50995%1,680-225$759$31,414,4264Lionsgate
7Unleashed$514,09123%1,419-543$362$20,133,3523Rogue
8The Interpreter$497,85859%1,171-993$425$67,094,0206Universal
9Kingdom of Heaven$436,33811%1,328-1480$329$43,260,9944Fox
10House of Wax$394,45818%1,635-1131$241$28,631,0184Warner Bros.