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 Sun, Sep. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$5,979,868-43%3,424--$1,746$24,630,9721Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$4,940,133-34%3,2043199$1,542$19,656,4131Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$2,318,495-46%3,5091$661$29,818,0132DreamWorks
4Roll Bounce$1,802,775-49%1,625--$1,109$7,570,4161Fox Searchlight
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$1,771,435-47%3,04562$582$62,256,5803Sony / Screen Gems
6Lord of War$1,429,580-33%2,8140$508$17,384,0472Lionsgate
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,006,959-50%2,581-425$390$96,944,1676Universal
8Transporter 2$574,989-46%1,726-1079$333$39,905,4344Fox
9The Constant Gardener$567,307-49%1,282-105$443$27,671,7624Focus
10March of the Penguins$564,951-27%1,405-471$402$72,842,33514Warner Independent