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 Fri, May. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$21,481,665--3,766--$5,704$21,481,6651Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$7,313,913138%4,1015$1,783$87,109,3262Fox
3Drag Me to Hell$6,407,249--2,508--$2,555$6,407,2491Universal
4Terminator Salvation$5,067,03791%3,60272$1,407$79,584,1072Warner Bros.
5Star Trek$3,619,72893%3,507-546$1,032$200,322,5504Paramount
6Angels & Demons$3,393,63577%3,464-63$980$96,955,6083Sony / Columbia
7Dance Flick$1,614,894201%2,4599$657$15,956,3422Paramount
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,154,60996%2,263-920$510$168,126,3465Fox
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$635,54158%1,450-805$438$48,748,8025Warner Bros. / New Line