'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, Jul. 1 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 1 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Live Free or Die Hard$10,129,087-20%3,408--$2,972$48,396,1441Fox
3Evan Almighty$4,326,064-25%3,63632$1,190$60,677,5082Universal
41408$3,021,237-24%2,73355$1,105$40,443,0592MGM / Weinstein
5Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$2,698,465-26%3,424-539$788$114,943,7533Fox
6Knocked Up$2,132,687-26%2,665-310$800$122,293,4995Universal
7Ocean's Thirteen$1,719,947-31%2,903-547$592$102,125,5164Warner Bros.
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,479,925-25%2,162-640$685$295,703,7036Disney
9Shrek the Third$772,632-26%2,066-756$374$313,741,1837Paramount / DreamWorks
10Surf's Up$711,623-22%2,503-806$284$53,755,6034Sony / Columbia