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, Feb. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$2,463,230-75%2,032--$1,212$43,494,1511Lionsgate
2Slumdog Millionaire$1,203,975-48%2,244610$537$99,557,31515Fox Searchlight
3Taken$733,205-72%3,102-7$236$95,762,3554Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$593,794-68%3,050-125$195$70,694,5893Warner Bros. / New Line
5Coraline$564,317-85%2,155-165$262$54,330,1833Focus
6Friday the 13th (2009)$532,767-70%3,1050$172$55,652,2912Warner Bros. / New Line
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$407,972-73%2,5070$163$27,787,0852Disney
8The International$352,772-68%2,3640$149$17,381,7342Sony / Columbia
9Paul Blart: Mall Cop$331,914-82%2,835-130$117$121,535,7106Sony / Columbia
10Gran Torino$277,852-70%2,030-273$137$134,754,6067Warner Bros.