Grosses

'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 Fri, Mar. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$8,655,995--2,648--$3,269$8,655,9951Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$5,250,62569%3,826-135$1,372$105,097,3623Fox
3Superhero Movie$3,472,725--2,960--$1,173$3,472,7251MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$2,257,808143%2,01610$1,120$27,326,4462Lionsgate
5Shutter (2008)$1,943,666172%2,7563$705$15,722,6772Fox
6Drillbit Taylor$1,893,24288%3,0615$619$16,665,4162Paramount
7Stop-Loss$1,674,090--1,291--$1,297$1,674,0901Paramount
810,000 B.C.$1,416,69476%3,055-399$464$81,459,8034Warner Bros.
9College Road Trip$1,074,09866%2,270-305$473$35,940,1664Disney
10Never Back Down$822,21174%1,869-860$440$19,710,6293Summit