'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 Sat, Jun. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$14,372,3718%3,911--$3,675$27,737,3931Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$8,559,36128%3,5083$2,440$90,143,6102Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$8,557,67637%4,053-83$2,111$148,717,4813Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$4,738,343-11%3,012--$1,573$10,070,7281Paramount
5The Happening$3,984,90022%2,9860$1,335$47,521,8522Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$3,539,94751%3,171-633$1,116$288,309,6925Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$2,888,92425%3,278-188$881$82,053,5893Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$2,484,37819%2,442-713$1,017$130,483,0184Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$1,644,89446%1,912-491$860$303,562,3248Paramount
10The Strangers$820,57220%1,578-832$520$49,143,1884Universal / Rogue