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 Mon, Sep. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,083,478-28%3,473121$888$86,936,4603Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,504,324-23%2,750-413$911$504,810,3977Warner Bros.
3Traitor$2,137,406-22%2,054--$1,041$11,508,1591Overture
4Babylon A.D.$2,056,974-32%3,390--$607$11,541,8381Fox
5The House Bunny$1,860,776-32%2,7140$686$26,678,0132Sony / Columbia
6Death Race$1,585,299-30%2,5375$625$24,738,9132Universal
7Mamma Mia!$1,210,350-17%1,968-358$615$132,511,2037Universal
8Disaster Movie$1,108,323-32%2,642--$420$6,946,7571Lionsgate
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,053,24413%2,444-1008$431$30,672,5843Warner Bros.
10Pineapple Express$913,929-31%2,047-573$446$80,830,1324Sony / Columbia