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, Nov. 11 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 11 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,355,923122%3,683--$1,454$39,430,3721Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,978,41746%3,4810$568$61,325,5052Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,516,65025%2,443--$621$16,354,9451Overture
4The Fourth Kind$1,200,11211%2,527--$475$15,287,4511Universal
5Law Abiding Citizen$955,60235%2,474-290$386$62,863,1304Overture
6Where the Wild Things Are$918,401149%2,756-889$333$70,768,4174Warner Bros.
7The Box$863,57223%2,635--$328$9,615,4711Warner Bros.
8Paranormal Activity$820,67010%2,558154$321$99,193,1264Paramount
9Couples Retreat$799,38333%2,857-169$280$97,468,0415Universal
10Astro Boy$756,794381%1,918-1102$395$16,150,1773Summit