'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 Thu, Oct. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,028,836-1%2,855--$360$20,616,9181Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$571,0491%2,03423$281$41,559,0732Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$532,212-4%2,58574$206$23,743,0453Warner Bros.
4The Game Plan$485,73229%3,301173$147$70,809,8394Disney
5Gone Baby Gone$456,2651%1,713--$266$7,412,6891Miramax
6We Own the Night$441,005-9%2,3620$187$21,671,2652Sony / Columbia
7Rendition$329,565-4%2,250--$146$5,452,1731New Line
8The Heartbreak Kid$326,544-2%2,782-451$117$33,371,1673Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$300,004-1%2,0065$150$12,408,4202Universal
10The Comebacks$278,48621%2,812--$99$6,555,0371Fox Atomic