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 Sat, Dec. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$20,105,65339%3,568--$5,635$50,624,9281Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$13,003,29344%3,68064$3,534$103,344,3662Disney
3The Family Stone$4,916,15122%2,466--$1,994$8,950,0921Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$2,518,24768%3,185-543$791$250,665,7415Warner Bros.
5Syriana$2,337,07344%1,77523$1,317$20,817,9572Warner Bros.
6Walk the Line$1,579,17751%2,664-370$593$81,543,2705Fox
7Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$1,547,52861%2,723-487$568$44,198,3134Paramount
8Just Friends$813,92815%1,882-582$432$29,024,8634New Line
9Aeon Flux$700,41437%2,058-550$340$22,676,4993Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$640,32233%1,141-194$561$28,707,7726Focus