'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, Feb. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pink Panther (2006)$9,264,72757%3,477--$2,665$15,156,7711Sony / Columbia
2Final Destination 3$7,629,4987%2,880--$2,649$14,750,1331New Line
3Curious George$6,800,17981%2,566--$2,650$10,560,0111Universal
4Firewall$6,085,13040%2,840--$2,143$10,416,4931Warner Bros.
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$4,108,74727%3,0045$1,368$32,189,8232Sony / Screen Gems
6Big Momma's House 2$3,321,84878%2,733-528$1,215$53,161,3003Fox
7Nanny McPhee$2,395,140107%2,1482$1,115$31,569,4093Universal
8Brokeback Mountain$1,802,84858%1,966-123$917$65,411,17110Focus
9Hoodwinked$1,159,836138%2,085-822$556$46,507,0385The Weinstein Company
10Underworld: Evolution$1,123,54365%1,835-1035$612$56,552,6884Sony / Screen Gems