'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, Aug. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$6,402,911-37%3,121--$2,052$27,408,5471Warner Bros. / New Line
2Inglourious Basterds$5,386,247-33%3,1650$1,702$73,021,3532Weinstein Company
3Halloween II (2009)$3,075,512-46%3,025--$1,017$16,348,0961Weinstein / Dimension
4District 9$2,920,822-33%3,180130$918$90,383,7533Sony / TriStar
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,956,237-44%3,467-486$564$132,150,0584Paramount
6Julie & Julia$1,841,209-41%2,50340$736$70,632,5804Sony / Columbia
7The Time Traveler's Wife$1,544,003-45%2,961-27$521$47,901,0393Warner Bros. / New Line
8Shorts$1,149,645-45%3,1050$370$13,207,1932Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$829,031-42%1,393--$595$3,478,3831Focus Features