'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. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$3,370,647-46%3,504--$962$14,414,7341Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$2,392,018-39%2,226--$1,075$10,004,0561Universal
3Everyone's Hero$1,697,521-38%2,896--$586$6,061,8171Fox
4The Covenant$1,216,158-42%2,6810$454$15,790,9162Sony / Screen Gems
5The Last Kiss (2006)$1,102,585-38%1,357--$813$4,628,7331Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Illusionist (2006)$989,879-36%1,43876$688$23,133,3555Yari Film Group
7Little Miss Sunshine$792,702-48%1,436-124$552$46,364,4488Fox Searchlight
8The Protector (2006)$781,475-21%1,5410$507$9,058,8062The Weinstein Company
10Invincible (2006)$744,168-67%2,830-157$263$51,117,5884Disney