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, May. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Angels & Demons$4,737,963-61%3,527--$1,343$50,942,5941Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek$4,530,631-65%3,86011$1,174$152,177,6142Paramount
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,425,647-65%3,892-210$366$152,418,3473Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$639,252-61%3,150-25$203$40,497,1863Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$389,442-63%2,63432$148$62,999,0094Sony / Screen Gems
6Monsters vs. Aliens$350,588-69%1,951-234$180$191,091,6638Paramount / DreamWorks
717 Again$338,254-62%2,450-453$138$58,706,0255Warner Bros. / New Line
8Earth (2009)$256,295-55%1,584-210$162$29,343,3304Disneynature
9The Soloist$246,298-62%2,022-68$122$27,751,2074Paramount / DreamWorks
10Next Day Air$229,378-61%1,1391$201$7,842,1862Summit