'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, Mar. 27 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 27 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$3,109,5775%3,9617$785$99,846,7372Fox
2Drillbit Taylor$1,007,8095%3,056--$330$14,772,1741Paramount
3Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$930,941-7%2,006--$464$25,068,6381Lionsgate
410,000 B.C.$807,031-1%3,45444$234$80,043,1093Warner Bros.
5Shutter (2008)$713,9851%2,753--$259$13,779,0111Fox
6College Road Trip$646,83611%2,575-131$251$34,866,0683Disney
7Never Back Down$473,2384%2,7290$173$18,888,4182Summit
8The Bank Job$427,442-1%1,6130$265$21,305,8633Lionsgate
9Vantage Point$397,1134%2,124-637$187$66,949,0735Sony / Columbia
10The Other Boleyn Girl$283,1507%1,188-24$238$23,661,0004Sony / Columbia