'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, Feb. 24 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 24 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vantage Point$4,988,577-50%3,149--$1,584$22,874,5281Sony / Columbia
2The Spiderwick Chronicles$4,094,863-32%3,8470$1,064$44,078,4082Paramount
4Step Up 2 the Streets$2,216,302-49%2,48010$894$41,238,7632Disney
5Fool's Gold$1,537,605-49%3,075-50$500$52,717,1713Warner Bros.
6Definitely, Maybe$1,188,360-50%2,22016$535$21,814,8372Universal
7Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$1,105,661-45%1,873-514$590$35,666,0503Universal
8Juno$1,045,802-49%1,727-138$606$130,438,2639Fox Searchlight
9There Will Be Blood$677,061-50%1,402-8$483$35,112,1959Paramount Vantage
10No Country for Old Men$660,623-44%1,101176$600$62,834,86616Miramax