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, Dec. 22 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 22 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$3,610,455-30%3,434--$1,051$21,874,6611Warner Bros.
2The Tale of Despereaux$2,483,738-10%3,104--$800$12,586,5341Universal
3Seven Pounds$2,310,192-42%2,758--$838$17,160,6121Sony / Columbia
4The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,782,111-41%3,5600$501$50,148,4402Fox
5Four Christmases$1,568,736-33%3,515-25$446$101,681,1174Warner Bros. / New Line
6Twilight (2008)$1,353,586-14%2,991-658$453$159,775,6735Summit
7Bolt$1,307,806-4%2,968-165$441$96,205,4915Disney
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$515,565-3%2,007-761$257$172,906,7017Paramount / DreamWorks
9Quantum of Solace$464,665-25%1,874-761$248$161,663,0226Sony / Columbia
10Australia$422,568-34%2,212-491$191$42,219,7284Fox