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, Feb. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$2,173,887-18%3,619--$601$56,833,4321Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$1,256,753-17%3,139--$400$31,304,5121Disney
3Norbit$922,004-15%3,1382$294$64,012,2862Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$857,766-13%2,95526$290$23,245,7991Warner Bros.
5Breach$662,664-9%1,489--$445$13,655,3771Universal
6Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$485,893-21%2,1110$230$19,859,8061Lionsgate
7Hannibal Rising$408,287-8%3,0030$136$23,769,0122MGM / Weinstein
8Because I Said So$391,675-9%2,446-83$160$35,132,4923Universal
9Night at the Museum$303,411-10%2,042-394$149$239,139,2599Fox
10The Messengers$240,708-10%2,183-346$110$31,557,8853Sony / Screen Gems