'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, Feb. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1When a Stranger Calls (2006)$2,776,037-72%2,999--$926$21,606,7781Sony / Screen Gems
2Big Momma's House 2$2,587,200-63%3,2610$793$45,661,0092Fox
3Nanny McPhee$2,478,010-50%2,146151$1,155$26,534,5912Universal
4Brokeback Mountain$1,347,821-52%2,089435$645$60,130,9309Focus
5Hoodwinked$1,270,422-55%2,9072328$437$44,096,1134The Weinstein Company
6Underworld: Evolution$1,057,476-59%2,870-337$368$52,951,9673Sony / Screen Gems
7Something New$797,920-65%1,265--$631$4,881,5151Focus
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$628,875-64%1,716-454$366$281,937,6709Disney
9Walk the Line$543,341-69%1,577376$345$110,612,55012Fox
10Last Holiday$514,567-61%1,920-522$268$36,333,7524Paramount