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 Wed, Apr. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannah Montana: The Movie$2,081,359-21%3,118--$668$41,669,7371Disney
2Monsters vs. Aliens$2,052,782-15%4,13627$496$148,058,1793Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fast & Furious$1,667,218-19%3,47211$480$122,884,7192Universal
4Observe and Report$788,967-20%2,727--$289$13,897,5861Warner Bros.
5Knowing$546,451-16%2,925-398$187$69,687,7434Summit
6I Love You, Man$541,918-16%2,643-186$205$60,751,0614Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Haunting in Connecticut$507,446-14%2,721-11$186$48,290,2583Lionsgate
8Dragonball Evolution$307,747-21%2,181--$141$5,972,3701Fox
9Adventureland$306,742-16%1,87614$164$12,445,7692Miramax
10Duplicity$265,229-7%1,965-557$135$37,681,5674Universal