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 Thu, Sep. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$1,608,798-4%3,121--$515$35,141,1681Warner Bros. / New Line
2Inglourious Basterds$1,547,278-8%3,1650$489$80,193,6852Weinstein Company
3District 9$887,403-1%3,180130$279$94,274,1033Sony / TriStar
4Julie & Julia$743,9402%2,50340$297$73,646,0024Sony / Columbia
5Halloween II (2009)$740,931-7%3,025--$245$20,054,4431Weinstein / Dimension
6The Time Traveler's Wife$587,7781%2,961-27$199$50,345,6263Warner Bros. / New Line
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$494,6741%3,467-486$143$134,315,1574Paramount
8Shorts$259,733-3%3,1050$84$14,429,7192Warner Bros.
9Taking Woodstock$219,787-8%1,3931391$158$4,526,5871Focus Features
10Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$207,8745%1,508-428$138$295,116,6707Warner Bros.