'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 Tue, Dec. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$13,656,28595%3,832--$3,564$65,444,0381Disney
2I Am Legend$9,781,056122%3,62014$2,702$150,951,8942Warner Bros.
3Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$9,515,492--2,563--$3,713$9,515,4920Fox
4Alvin and the Chipmunks$6,038,58538%3,49924$1,726$94,473,1782Fox
5Charlie Wilson's War$4,338,106122%2,575--$1,685$15,952,5411Universal
6The Great Debaters$3,639,088--1,164--$3,126$3,639,0880MGM / Weinstein
7Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$3,166,067171%1,249--$2,535$13,636,1881Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,385,391--2,772--$861$2,385,3910Sony / Columbia
9P.S. I Love You$2,085,132191%2,454--$850$9,283,4531Warner Bros.
10Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story$1,527,010175%2,650--$576$6,254,7041Sony / Columbia