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 Tue, May. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,406,605-70%3,6632$1,203$274,893,5752Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$3,978,841-64%3,634--$1,095$62,593,2571Paramount
3Madagascar$3,835,060-72%4,131--$928$64,846,2451DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$929,946-63%3,230-194$288$63,383,5723New Line
5Crash (2005)$501,144-64%1,680-225$298$36,699,9964Lionsgate
6Kicking & Screaming$430,062-69%2,966-504$145$44,553,3473Universal
7Unleashed$202,051-67%1,419-543$142$22,314,1233Rogue
8Kingdom of Heaven$184,868-64%1,328-1480$139$45,214,1144Fox
9The Interpreter$152,074-71%1,171-993$130$69,353,8406Universal
10House of Wax$147,577-54%1,635-1131$90$30,011,9244Warner Bros.