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 Tue, Sep. 15 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 15 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$1,227,904-5%2,255--$545$25,965,6921Lionsgate
2Inglourious Basterds$646,29422%3,215-143$201$105,077,9514Weinstein Company
39 (2009)$591,7931%1,661--$356$16,334,8811Focus
4The Final Destination$484,54912%2,732-389$177$59,198,7423Warner Bros. / New Line
5All About Steve$464,67232%2,26514$205$22,467,3342Fox
6Whiteout$443,81420%2,745--$162$5,728,9001Warner Bros.
7Sorority Row$381,42618%2,665--$143$5,762,4261Summit
8Gamer$371,37514%2,5020$148$16,962,0962Lionsgate
9Julie & Julia$353,84828%2,342-186$151$85,849,6436Sony / Columbia
10District 9$352,36016%2,560-579$138$109,112,7875Sony / TriStar