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 Wed, Oct. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$1,557,843-11%3,0170$516$61,914,4562Warner Bros.
2Man of the Year (2006)$754,187-12%2,515--$300$14,738,7451Universal
3The Grudge 2$621,120-14%3,211--$193$23,002,4201Sony / Columbia
4Open Season (2006)$509,416-2%3,687-146$138$60,934,5053Sony / Columbia
5The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$429,708-14%2,8200$152$31,668,4462New Line
6The Guardian (2006)$424,809-10%3,044-197$140$42,462,5743Disney
7The Marine$383,353-17%2,545--$151$8,447,9791Fox
8Employee of the Month$339,901-7%2,5790$132$20,669,7342Lionsgate
9jackass: number two$262,833-13%2,330-677$113$69,262,0144Paramount
10School for Scoundrels (2006)$97,4280%1,406-1601$69$16,662,9173MGM / Weinstein