'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, Sep. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$9,014,605-31%3,119--$2,890$30,304,5391Sony / Columbia
2The Informant!$2,427,253-44%2,505--$969$10,463,8801Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$2,244,259-51%2,2550$995$37,750,9362Lionsgate
4Love Happens$1,784,374-44%1,898--$940$8,057,2791Universal
59 (2009)$1,550,539-36%2,060399$753$22,916,5082Focus
6Jennifer's Body$1,542,268-39%2,702--$571$6,867,4071Fox
7Inglourious Basterds$1,001,781-38%2,519-696$398$110,117,5015Weinstein Company
8All About Steve$754,526-49%2,159-106$349$26,651,1943Fox
9The Final Destination$635,075-37%1,805-927$352$62,406,6514Warner Bros. / New Line
10Sorority Row$584,903-45%2,591-74$226$8,880,3232Summit