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. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$7,745,057-20%3,8530$2,010$209,441,8054Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,163,007-19%3,62759$1,975$158,710,0743Universal
3Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,491,580-20%3,21136$1,399$45,958,7332Fox
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,354,905-29%3,0560$1,425$54,064,3312Sony / Columbia
5Rumor Has It$2,979,717-7%2,815--$1,059$21,273,0192Warner Bros.
6The Family Stone$2,595,660-6%2,464-5$1,053$41,404,5193Fox
7Memoirs of a Geisha$2,119,512-24%1,5470$1,370$25,324,8312Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,767,637-14%2,316-205$763$273,287,3557Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,226,468-50%1,85324$662$17,264,1192Fox Searchlight
10Syriana$1,138,237-17%1,7250$660$36,151,3674Warner Bros.