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, Aug. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$4,809,999-19%4,007--$1,200$71,888,6741Paramount
2Julie & Julia$2,731,531-11%2,354--$1,160$28,596,1231Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$1,445,204-12%3,482-215$415$90,730,9863Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,153,832-12%3,455-938$334$277,609,8344Warner Bros.
5Funny People$1,022,590-15%3,0081$340$43,984,3572Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,000,777-15%2,97593$336$72,060,5853Sony / Columbia
7Aliens in the Attic$692,752-10%3,1082$223$18,412,6822Fox
8A Perfect Getaway$636,647-19%2,159--$295$8,126,8941Universal / Rogue
9Orphan$474,206-12%2,270-480$209$36,325,9423Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$458,4870%1,690-381$271$263,367,49610Warner Bros.