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 Sun, Jul. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$8,067,629-27%4,1023$1,967$119,681,9322Fox
2BrĂ¼no$7,468,913-15%2,756--$2,710$30,620,7191Universal
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$7,094,636-25%4,29359$1,653$339,224,1523Paramount / DreamWorks
4Public Enemies$4,035,739-26%3,3362$1,210$66,224,3172Universal
5The Hangover$2,861,708-27%3,002-68$953$222,450,6086Warner Bros.
6The Proposal$2,846,888-33%3,15859$901$113,863,5714Disney
7Up$1,371,419-28%2,201-455$623$273,835,7447Disney
8My Sister's Keeper$1,257,283-21%2,444-162$514$35,917,7113Warner Bros.
9I Love You Beth Cooper$1,205,303-26%1,858--$649$4,919,4671Fox
10The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$426,504-35%1,116-792$382$61,436,5575Sony / Columbia