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 Mon, Feb. 19 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 19 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$6,634,909-47%3,619--$1,833$52,024,3231Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$5,972,520-17%3,139--$1,903$28,535,2121Disney
3Norbit$3,153,804-41%3,1382$1,005$62,009,4212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$2,251,841-42%2,955--$762$21,404,4011Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$1,853,611-43%2,111--$878$18,757,1991Lionsgate
6Breach$1,756,690-46%1,489--$1,180$12,261,9311Universal
7Night at the Museum$1,162,936-7%2,042-660$570$238,499,2679Fox
8Because I Said So$953,285-41%2,446-83$390$34,311,6553Universal
9Hannibal Rising$837,916-51%3,0030$279$22,917,9852MGM / Weinstein
10The Messengers$578,767-47%2,183-346$265$31,050,8353Sony / Screen Gems